Saturday, January 21, 2017

El Chapo: Florida Indictment and the Colombian Cifuentes Cartel connection

Chivis for Borderland Beat

How the case of El Mochomo may be a factor in the case of El Chapo...........

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There are indictments against Chapo in six federal districts.  The feds say they decided to prosecute Chapo in Brooklyn, with the assistance of Miami federal prosecutors, determining the two offices working in conjunction would bring the strongest case against Chapo.  Below is the Florida indictment. Notable is they are charging him with 5 counts and asking for a life sentence.

Coronel Barreras
There are two other co-defendants in the indictment.  One is Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa.  He is the leader of the Colombian Cifuentes Villa drug organization.

It was the Sinaloa Cartel connection to Cifuentes Villa, that authorities were able to connect Chapo's father in law, Inés Coronel Barreras, father of Emma, as the connection or liaison between the Colombians and Chapo.  And according to the Florida indictment was one of Chapo's money launderers, funneling money into the United States.

Below is taken from  a BB 2013 article.  The Florida indictment follows.

           It all started in Colombia

“Was it the DEA who located Coronel Barreras in Agua Prieta?” An intelligence agent of the United States, who requested anonymity, was asked. 
“What I can say is that the government of the United States had time to investigate and follow the tracks of Coronel Barreras in Sinaloa, Durango, Sonora and South America”.
Pressuring him to explain further in the case of the father-in-law of the leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, the agent specializing in Mexican drug trafficking explains that it all started at the beginning of 2012 with a DEA investigation focused on the Colombian Jorge Milton Cifuentes Villa.
 
According to DEA website, Cifuentes Villa is leader of an organization dedicated to traffic cocaine. 
“Cifuentes’s organization amassed a great fortune in money and illicit properties, as one of the main providers of cocaine to the Sinaloa Cartel”, reads on a page of the DEA. 
The American agent reveals that in several intelligence reports written by DEA about the Cifuentes Villa Organization, the name Coronel Barreras came up. 
"He is identified as the contact person of El Chapo and the person in charge of the transportation of cocaine shipments that originated from several points of South America to Central America and México", he clarifies.
The U.S. was allowed to fortify extradition application: 

This indictment will be modified to expand charges.  Mexico allowed the United States to expand the scope of charges against El Chapo, by adding charges to the original application for extradition.  That action may be a direct result of the U.S. case against  Alfredo Beltrán Leyva (El Mochomo), in which the U.S. drastically changed the scope of charges against the defendant apart from  the extradition application.  This is an unlawful action, extraditions are based on the charges expressed within and approved by the Mexican government. 

In Alfredo’s case, the case itself was questionable, and seemingly thrown together as an afterthought.  When he was ending his prison term in Mexico, subsequent to his brother’s death, the U.S. became interested in his prosecution.  There was no a mention of the man until that time, not in the former indictments against the Beltrán Leyva Organization, or in the testimony of witnesses such as the Flores twins.  The indictment was a bare bones, boiler plate type of document that evolved as time passed and after “witnesses” were assembled to testify against Alfredo.  Witnesses, who readers will identify as heavy narco hitters and capos, such as Edgar “La Barbie” Valdez, slated to give witness testimony in narco trials as part of his deal cut with the U.S.  Alfredo refused to make a deal that included testifying against anyone.

This, accompanied by the extradition approval documents translation errors from  translators working on behalf of the Unites States, has placed Alfredo’s case into a tentative state.  It may work in his favor in sentencing.  He is to be given an evidentiary  hearing that should benefit Alfredo.  Currently there are filings behind the scenes, including that of the translation issue and a motion not to consider conspiracy.


It appears, the U.S. is taking no chances with the case of El Chapo.


46 comments:

  1. Florida can put him in the same cell as El Min

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  2. I think that after Chapo is convicted in NY they will ask for consecutive sentencing or try to and then try him in another jurisdiction -- convict him there where the judge will be free to stack consecutive sentences on him. This will save a lot of taxpayer money and will put Chapo out of sight and out of mind. IMO

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    1. News out Monday is that is what they want to do and only need the Flores' to testify. Everyone else confirmed liars with no actual facts like the Flores' and Zamabada's and Chapo's phone tapes ordering murders and what to do with the bodies.

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  3. Excellent reporting Chivas. I know we all are grateful for your tireless work. God bless.

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  4. I know this is a good thing for mochomo but in what way??

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  5. Mis respetos Para ARTURO BELTRAN LEYVA.

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    1. 7:24 si era el jefe de jefes viva el botas blankas!

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  6. Well articulated. It's definitely going to be a circus show. Tales of corrupt officials from Guzman as well as Colombian operatives within government . Expect a list of names from all sides of the fence to surface. Yet a fraction of this to be bleeped ( Classified) from the media. The United States has an objective to indict and not open Skeletons from within ( government).
    Many rumors were at beginning of the drug war was an agreement from American officials to assist the Sinaloa cartel in exchange for the eradication of rival Zetas. There's a lot more to this than meets the eye. Don't be discouraged if truth is hidden .

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    1. He'll plead guilty, if he's smart, once he realizes the lenght and girth of the time being thrown at him.

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  7. So la Barbie and chapo are going to snitch on mochomo and each other. Sucks for mochomo, he was almost out too. Pinch ratas con dos patas

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    1. Chapo has pleaded not guilty. were do you get hes snitching on mochomo? it doesn't say that ANY were pinche pendejo

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    2. Everyone pleads not guilty on arraignment. Go watch Law and Order or something.

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    3. 10:41 wins.
      Secret trials and secret tribunals, blacked out reports, fishing expeditions on th letter soup insiders rivalries and drug trafficking profits stealing will go on protected and u abted, and El Machomo will be kept around u til epn feels safe, he got El Barbas murdered with help of genarco garcia luna, that is the only reason the US is desperately trying to hang on to his mochomo ass, same with el güero palma, and the shit stops there, way before the buck stop at presidents and unpresidenteds desks.
      No need for secret trials and tribunals on the US!!!
      --unless they have something ugly bad and stinky to hide of course, their dirty secrets "threathen national security", better to just fack National Security up to protect a lot of big heavy thick turds of the present and the past.
      --I don't think crucifying or railroading la chapa or any of the other gangsters is payment enough, sorry...
      But not sorry.

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  8. I hope their wives and their wives new boyfriends are enjoying the imprisoned husbands $$$$$!!!
    It happens every time!
    Hilarious fact!

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  9. Sheeesh! With all Chapo's $$$ and he dresses like a bum!

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    1. That's what they give you when your locked up Dummy

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  10. He payed for is freedom twice he should of stayed in la sierra stayed under radar he would of died in his land not in the U.S the legend is over! He should of took a page from mayos book!

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  11. El Azul son caught in Culiacan.

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  12. Well written and well informed Chivis. Good to see you weigh in.

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  13. These top cartel bosses should be treated like the terrorists we catch in the Middle East. If they knew they were on their way to something like Guantanamo they would think twice about some of their massacres. I don't have issues with trafficking drugs. Just quit with the torture and daily shooting and kidnapping. Go back to the older days of working with each other.

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    1. I think I will take Guantanamo than super-max.

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    2. 8:34 the terroristas are famously as much "US rogue agents's assets" as the mexican drug traffickers and the contras and Osama bin laden's muhaidins. Except for the mexicans fight among each other for the hell of it.

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  14. The govt doesn't really need much to convict Chapo but they will make sure they get 17 guilty verdicts on this first indictment. The prosecutors will also bring up the fact many times to the jury that Chapo would have faced the death penalty on multiple murder charges but the murders and death penalty cases were taken off the table so he could be extradited. It is more gas to pour on the fire. He will call witnesses to prolong his trial but it will not matter, even on one conviction he is facing minimum a mandatory life sentence. The trial won't last longer then a few weeks but once they get him to ADX they can work to start stacking consecutive life sentences on him. He knows there are no deals, the US already gave him several and that was to take off the multiple death penalty cases he was facing. He will die in America as a convicted illegal criminal felon and will never physically alive step foot into Mexico ever again. He will be carried out the front doors of ADX in a compressed wooden coffin and deposited for his family to retrieve, if they want to pick up the garbage.

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    1. So true. never though of it that way. His plea deal was actually to live so whatever info he gives won't help him whatsoever.

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    2. His lawyers know they can't get a plea besides life in prison. That death penalty(ies) was the deal breaker. Imagine he would have also faced the death penalty in several other jurisdictions too.

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    3. He was never going to face the death penalty. Mexico doesn't have the death penalty and like most countries that don't have the death penalty they wouldn't have agreed to extradite him unless the U.S. agreed to not seek the death penalty. That wasn't a deal they made with El Chapo's lawyers. It was simply part of the conditions for his extradition. That's standard procedure with extraditions. Doesn't matter if it's El Chapo or anyone else. So the U.S. hasn't given him any kind of deal. Never say never on a plea deal. He's still going to die in a U.S. prison cell. But that doesn't mean he can't still make a deal that benefits his family in some way.

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    4. For @1:59, you might want to read and listen to the DoJ's press release and Mexico's agreement with the USA. They agreed to take off the death penalty in Chapo's situation because he was extradited for 2 active indictments. The other superseding indictments will come out now that he is here and the USA can and would have sought the death penalty. The total eradication of "ANY" death penalty case prior to extradition meaning he would not face death on the new upcoming indictments. Sorry Charlie, you are wrong, it was a plan and agreement to any upcoming and newer indictment otherwise once he was here the jurisdictions and federal government would have sought the death penalty in those other cases. Go back and do your research, that was one of the key items on the Mexican side and their agreement. International law is also clear about post extradition and indictment warrants.

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  15. So Cifuentes DTO was the main plug for Chapo, Rastrojos were the Zetas'/Juarez's source, and Urabenos supplied Golfos?

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  16. Chapo is very famous don't be surprised when Americans take his money and he walks a free man

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    1. Take the aluminum foil off your head

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    2. Will never happen.

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    3. The americans dont care about chapos money its peanuts to them

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    4. Osama bin Laden was famous too. That didn't stop the SEALs from putting a bullet in his head. There is famous and then there is infamous. El Chapo will die in a U.S. Supermax jail cell.

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  17. Reminds me of the hunt and destruction of cartel medellín in the 80s.

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  18. We must remember our Great Legal system. Innocent until proven guilty. We all know he is guilty, and he is a leader of the terrorist Drug Cartel. BUT.. unfortunately I dont think he will get a life sentence. With a powerful legal team, some key "snitching points" and weak witnesses. Don't be surprised if he gets 20 years with time credit.
    God I hope not. But we have this way to many time's in our legal history.

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    1. True,and meanwhile the poor are immobilized for decades for menial "crimes," to include shoplifting. The outcome of Guzman's activities is rampant death and destruction. Only life in the Supermax would be justice served.

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    2. Wrongo! His minimum sentences are mandatory lifes. The govt does not need a deal with him, they have enough to forever put him away. Plus, he has no "powerful legal team" nor will he. He will have federally appointed attorney(s), or as others here have called them, ambulance chasers. Silly wabbit, this is the United States.

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    3. I think they are going to throw the book at him since he is famous and the biggest ever drug dealer in US history.The world will be watching and the law will want to set an example for other big fish.Then again I could be wrong if they want to pump him for info.

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    4. Canadiana they will throw the book at him and he will receive the harshest of all sentences. They will also try and get info from him but they really do not care at this point. They have enough for 1000's of years in life sentences. They would love for him to talk but again, they do not care. He no doubt will be at the mercy of the US so I am sure he will attempt safe haven for his young children and wife (if he was a man). His two sons however, will soon be with him when they are captured and can have a nice reunion at ADX even though they will never physically see one another ever again. Satisfaction, courtesy of Uncle Sam.

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  19. I said el mochomo will be a testifer...colom chupeta...main testifying we be the twins an vicente zambada

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  20. So is Chapo's wife Emma Coronel really the niece of the late Nacho Coronel and the daughter of Ines Coronel? Seems like it was reported years ago and many news outlets just ran with it and she's denied being a part of that family as well.

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    1. The rumor is she is. You have to be careful believing these people they deny it all. Dont forget she also swore that chapo was not a drug trafficker.

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  21. So what happens if none these people testify?

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    1. They will testify.If they don't they will do full time or be extradicted back Mexico then ceremoniously executed.

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  22. Is Cion Penn going to visit Chapo when he has a court hearing?

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  23. Chapo's done--his karma, his place in history, cemented in time and well earned. It's impossible to shed a tear for someone who became so wealthy trafficking in human misery, though it's easy enough to understand where the Chapos of the world come from--poverty, with no exits, or hope.
    Why the Colombian guy got tossed into this "sancocho de Chapo" by Macondo's FARC flavored government is something to ponder considering both Santos and Uribe were among the first people to publicly congratulate Mr. Trump on his election.
    SR5

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