Tuesday, May 22, 2018

"The Mule" Clint Eastwood Movie about Leo Sharp, the 87 Year old Sinaloa Cartel Drug transporter

By Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat


Leo and Clint
Remember Leo Sharp?  He is the 87 year old Sinaloa Cartel drug mule who was arrested in Michigan in 2011 while transporting cocaine worth $3M.

And here comes the movie.  Filmmaker/Actor, Clint Eastwood will act and direct the movie titled, “The Mule”.

Eastwood will play Leo Sharp, named Earl Stone in the script.  Bradley Cooper is in talks to be in the film but may not be able to because of a scheduling conflict with a movie he is producing, about composer Leonard Bernstein.  If he does join The Mule cast he will play DEA agent Colin Bates.

The film adapts a NYT’s article written by Sam Dolnick.  The article chronicled the life experiences of Sharp an award winning horticulturist and Bronze Star WW2 vet who became a drug transporter for the Sinaloa Cartel.
              
The florist and horticulturist’s pièce de résistance was his prize winning day lilies.  His day lilies were widely sought after.  His neighbors reported seeing buses filled with customers waiting outside his gate to purchase his flowers, totally unaware, that the man they deeply respected, was Sinaloa Cartel's  most prolific drug courier,  for the world’s most powerful drug cartel organization.  

Chris Graveline, the assistant U.S. attorney said; “By midway 2010, he had already brought 1,100 kilos here to Detroit.”
In a 2012 interview in Indiana, the world-renown producer of day lilies explained that “cocaine is also a plant that makes people happy”.

He fully admitted being a transporter the Cartel, paid  more than $1 million to make seven trips from Mexico, but he vowed he would never spent a night in prison.

"I won't live in a toilet with bars. Ever," he said.

Arrest video:


“Tata”

From the NYT article:

"The organization worked with Detroit’s biggest drug dealers, people like Antonio (Pancho) Simmons, a fearsome, one-legged man with a long criminal record. But in some ways, it was the couriers driving across the country’s highways, their cars’ hidden compartments packed with kilos of drugs, who played the most crucial role. And no courier had been more prolific than Tata, the one driving the Lincoln pickup on Oct. 21, 2011. Tata had become a one-man cocaine fountain, working on a scale the Detroit D.E.A.'s office had never encountered. According to the cartel’s handwritten drug ledgers that the government obtained, he delivered 246 kilos in February 2010; 250 kilos in March; another 250 kilos the next month; 200 kilos the next; and another 200 the next. “Before you know it,” Moore said, “he’s an urban legend.” 
Leo Sharp, the most prolific drug mule that regional law enforcement had ever tracked, was placed under arrest. The Sinaloa cartel’s nickname for him was well chosen. They called him “Tata”. Grandfather."
Sharp traveled across the country for day-lily speaking engagements and conventions, but federal authorities say they believe he made time to visit Mexico for his other line of work. "Bosses in Mexico know of the Grandfather."
2012 interview

When Sharp was arrested in 2011, he was clearly less than “sharp” in his articulation and demeanor.  Just prior to being pulled over he was driving erratically almost sideswiping a semi.  Audio tapes of phone communications reveals narcos laughing and sharing info about Tata getting confused and lost.

Yet, he appears much more together in a 2012 interview.  The interview where he boasts about never serving a day in prison.

He warned at least three times of committing suicide; when arrested, outside the courthouse, and after sentencing.  In reality he never attempted to take his life.

Prosecutors requested a five year sentence; he was 90 by that time.  In the end he was given a three year sentence.

In 2015, his attorney petitioned the court to have his client released early.  The argument was that Sharp had but six months to live.  Under the circumstances the court granted the request, and he was released in August, 2015.

He did not die within those six months, he died 18 months later, at the age of 92.

He served only one year in prison.

67 comments:

  1. Similar to Heisenberg.. Trying to leave money behind for his family and loved ones I would do that if I had the chance to I’m 60 rightknow if I knew the right people I would do that.. in my opinion I think he knew people for him to get that amount of cocaine, they won’t just give him that much of amount without knowing him oh knowing his people his family Incase he runs with it they know who and where to go to.

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    1. I know a few guys who are hiring.

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    2. Lol who the DEA!

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    3. No you dont

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    4. Can you keyster a kilo?

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    5. 5:17 please a kilo?
      It will take a lot of ass reaming on the keister,
      maybe with a 2 liter coca~cola bottle,
      you drug traffickers and your innovations...

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    6. 60 and still dumb enough to want to run dope? Fool..

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  2. Thanks to Tata we have tweakers, all over the place, who then become homeless, and still tweak drugs.

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    1. Tweakers are meth not coke people that snort coke don’t tweak unless is cut with meth. A crack head dosnt tweak either they cluck hence the name cluck. Just so u know

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    2. his thing was coke not meth,

      so hes responsible for some cokeheads and crackheads

      call a crackhead a tweaker, and then call a tweaker a crackhead they get offended its hillarious

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    3. 10:02 werd. Crack heads prefer the term cluckah. I know some tweekers that don't even like to be call that, some funny s#!7. So i call them all chichifos so none get offended.

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  3. "A toilet with bars." Never say never, Tata. Good story and will look forward to the film.

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  4. Forget all the drugs on the street what's really scary is the DMV is handing out driver's licenses to 90 year olds!!

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    1. DMV out here killing more people than drugs through these aged licensees.

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    2. Dirty Ol' Bastards VOTE,
      Division of Moving Violations clearly know their business.

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  5. AMA! THANKS FOR APPEARING.
    atentamente your flock.
    Pinchis viejiĺlos sesentones nomás no rajan, even Clint Eastwood at 100 years old sigue ahi de caliente.
    --See him in Brokeback Mountain II, Bronco Billy will go out with a one last Spaghetti Western.

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    1. Dirás ochentón ya casi noventon

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    2. Jeepers creepers, Clint looks like sombady could write a whole 'nother bible on his pergamin face, maybe for the mitts church elders, if they find old ink that passes the carbon test, they have been defrauded with fake "documents" before...

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    3. My bad, sesentón is anybody over 18 that just won't mature.

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    4. When i saw the side by side fotos I couldn't believe it No makeup needed!

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  6. Un joven muy bien vestido de vaquero y con tejana una troca color verde y en la muñeca una esclava. aahhh que mi don, lo bailado quien se lo quito.. naiden

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  7. At least he wasn't one of those sympathetic veterans on the side of the road asking for money, because the government turn their backs on them. My respects to all veterans, but this old man stands out from the rest. It was time for him to turn his back on the government too. MAGA!!! Lmao

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    1. Just wait and see, Harley Davidson's bikes moving production to Thailand, American bikers will be begging for rides on tops of haystacks rather than riding those rice burners, count on the factory employees begging for a dime or a nickel soon, poll at Walmart stores...Baby left, never said goodbye...

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  8. I hope his grandkids become addicts

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    1. They probably already are. No sympathy or respect for this old bastard.

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    2. lots of sympathy and respect for that old bastard

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    3. 3:11pm I hope yours do too,ignorant clown.

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    4. i bet even hes an addict, maybe your close ones are aswell or even you might be one specially when you become a senior most of the country can be considered addicts, just because your drug is not made in a ghetto lab dont mean you arent one. If you cant go on a day without some type of pill because you have some type of pain then youre an addict, an addiction is a dependacy and just because many drugs are legal and the media portrays addicts as only tweakers and crackheads makes people deny and refuse to acceot their addiction

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    5. 10:11 according to the report, HE DIED ALREADY, DUMBASS.
      "Released august 2015 he died 18 months later"

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    6. I saw my mom get shot in the face because a guy needed his medicine.it was armed robbery so don't tell me this guy did nothing wrong.He can rot in hell.

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  9. Oh yeah blame mexico for everything when anglos r in it too. By the way they only gave him 1 year well anglos have it easier.

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    1. He was sentenced 3 years but he had early release because he was supposed to die within 6 mos.

      He should have died in prison. Yoju are correct

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    2. 3:33pm why you crying dude?don't sell drugs and your golden.

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    3. if mr sharp had,bought a permit from the sea eye ehhh then he never would have been arrested.

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    4. Mexikins get 20 years for 100 kilos, and must deliver providers and buyers, plead guilty and fork the ass for their deal, if they are NOT Guilty they must prove it too.
      --Blacks are guilty, period, whatever the charges, they are lucky if they make it to court...
      --Some whites have Elliott Broidy to cover up for affairs and abortions and never mind if it costs more than a million dollars, offshore donors cover the tab...they can also get their drug trafficking buddies out of prison in a year and a half, no matter how much over 5 pounds, or get car designers off easy like John DeLorean...there are differences there there, y'know?

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    5. DeLorean was found innocent due to entrapment.

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    6. 5:44 Mexicans get entrapped all the time but they have a better chance of getting a break if they can't spik in their defense for lack of interpreters and only get 10 to 20 with parole in 19.

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  10. You gotta admit the old dude has balls

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  11. Ajua! Mis respetos para el “tata”

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    1. Many "tatas", means abuelo, but some call the chicharrones tatas
      There is one and only EL TATA, general Lazaro Cardenas, he expropriated mexican hydrocarburos from British and gabachos to found PEMEX and founded The Greatest Steelworks in the World,
      LAS TRUCHAS, later called Siderurgica Lazaro Cardenas and sold to Arcelor-Mittal for peanuts by a corrupt privatizing bunch of Mexican traitor motherfackers corrupted, bought and paid for by arcelor-mittal. Doing what they do around the world, corrupting to buy cheap, even England and Poland did not escape their Claws

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  12. Que astuto. Bien tonto se hizo el viejito. Nervioso pero bien seguro de si mismo. Precisamente la persona indicada pal trabajo

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  13. He's my hero....and you know this is true yeah you know this is true.

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  14. Anglo r Mexican 87 send him to jail waste of money Whst is sad the horrible exsample he left his family. I am old.

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    1. You’re old and he’s dead, pretty hard to send him anywhere at this point.

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  15. "cocaine is also a plant that makes people happy”

    Ahahahaha.. Kudos to this old chap.

    Phelpso

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  16. Yippie Clint Eastwood, will be Chapo.😊

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  17. There is a old lady with a retarded son going cross country with dope in a station wagon! No bullshitting! That's how she pays for here son's medical bills. From San Diego to the east coast.

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    1. They could be extras in the movie.

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    2. I think the term “Retarded” is not a phrase used to decried a mental illness? Rather a bit insensitive don’t you think?

      E42

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    3. Not a bad front story but the snitch will always point you out. Tata wouldn’t have been caught unless a snitch didn’t arise. You must be that snitch.

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    4. For reals..in a station wagon.... Sniiitch. Now whos gonna be able to care and pay for that retarded boys bills. Now that you done told the dea and customs bout this old station wagon. Cuz ain't too many wagons rolln these days.I haven't seen a sw in like a decade.

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    5. tan viejito el senor,
      pero ahi andaba todavia de caliente.
      aprendan pinchis huachicoleros.

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  18. Clint strikes again. Yes.

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  19. A sad situation in America.
    Where money is being spent on wars and can’t feed its homeless. Nor proper care for its veterans. A lot of that has been going around.
    Moreover, with the high costs of medical care / insurance which are in part to Big lobbyists ( pharmaceutical & Health Insurance companies).
    Many senior citizens are still working just to pay for their medications.
    Lack of respect for those individuals who took part in shaping America!

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    1. The topic is about tatas, and your ranting and raving about the US.

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    2. Please specify tatas? Is this a phrase used by whom? Better yet where?

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    3. Apologies for last comment pertaining Tata. Just saw second portion of article which when first posted was obscured.
      Nevertheless, I do feel strong towards the neglect of our veterans. Moreover, our senior citizens..
      But you are correct as to the subject at hand.

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  20. 7:08, sorry if i was not politically correct!

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    1. 1:00 don't worry, we understand ignorance, you're welcome.

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  21. For real Clint eastwood will be El Chapo?

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    1. 9:16 definiterly NOT, but bet your ass, all of it,
      --El Chapo will be released soon to play Mario the Plumber, and then he will become a famous hollywood millionaire shakespearean actor, like Machete Danny trebejo.

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  22. Addicts consume drugs by choice. Obviously, there would be no drug trade if people stopped getting high.
    I don't get the logic that portrays drug suppliers as evil. They are simply giving drug fiends what they want, even demand. Of course traffickers are criminals. They murder, torture and do all sorts of horrible things.
    But the act of bringing drugs to consumers is not inherently evil, just against the law.

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    1. Twisted logic.... giving someone " what they want " is just a way for you to avoid your guilt. Giving a drug addict that last dose that kills him is ok in your mind because " he wanted it " ? Your sick...get help.

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  23. If thats the case they should make a movie about me I have my paperwork and I was also in the D

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