Wednesday, February 20, 2019

House arrest denied for "El Padrino" (El Jefe de Jefes)

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A federal court denied amparo to Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, who was the leader of the Guadalajara cartel, to serve his sentence of 37 years in prison at his home



The Second Collegiate Court in Criminal Matters of Mexico City denied an amparo  of federal justice to Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, who was the leader of the Guadalajara cartel, to serve his sentence of 37 years in prison at his home, and will continue interned in the maximum security prison of Puente Grande, Jalisco.

The federal magistrates explained that the granting of the domiciliary prison, by age, constitutes a
facultative power of the Judicial Power, depending on each case and is not a right of the person.

"Although due to his age he has a deterioration in his health, the suffering he presents does not show an unnecessary notoriety that he will comply with the sentence imposed".

In his lawsuit, Felix Gallardo argued that he is over 70 years old and his health condition is precarious, so he could reach the benefit of house arrest and in case of not granting it, a case of discrimination would be incurred.  The capo known as "The Boss of Bosses", was convicted for participating in 1985 in the murder of the agent of the Drug Control Administration (DEA), Enrique Camarena Salazar and the Mexican pilot Alfredo Zavala Avelar.