Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Mexican Lawyer for Sinaloa Cartel Gets 8 yrs in U.S. for Money Laundering

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat TY Gus!  From Times of San Diego

A Mexican lawyer who laundered millions in drug proceeds for the Sinaloa Cartel was sentenced Monday to eight years in federal custody.


Gibran Rodriguez-Mejia, 31, of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges related to laundering $3.5 million by coordinating with couriers to smuggle the U.S. currency across the border to an exchange house in Tijuana.


Five co-defendants have also pleaded guilty in the case, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.


The defendant, who holds a Mexican law degree with a specialization in business and civil law, admitted that the funds he helped launder were proceeds from “multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin smuggled into the United States by the Sinaloa Cartel,” according to federal prosecutors.


After the smuggled cash was converted into pesos, prosecutors say Rodriguez-Mejia provided bank accounts into which the money could be deposited.



From ElPeriodico:

He was arrested in December 2017 in Tijuana (Mexico)  by the authorities of his country and extradited to San Diego in September 2018 to respond to money laundering charges.
According to court documents, lawyer  Rodríguez Mejía  was part of a money laundering network made up of more than 20 defendants, of which he is the fourth to receive a sentence.



Another of those involved in this case is César Hernández-Martínez, who has also pleaded guilty and has his sentencing hearing pending on December 2.

34 comments:

  1. He needs a serious diet, Looks like he never missed a meal in his life

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    1. Leave him alone gosh!

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    2. He's about to get one.

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    3. Of course not, look at all the money he was handling. You know he was going to eat good🤣

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    4. Ok Mr nutritionist/dietician.

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    5. Not to worry, they don't serve carnitas or carne asada in prison.

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  2. Caborca, Sonora is on fire... Wtf's going on there?

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    1. El "Chip" is trying to take the plaza.

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  3. This guy was a lawyer??? My lawyers must have went to different law schools cuz they don't look anything like this guy..

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  4. ok fatboy made enough money .. time to pay the price. At that age and with that knowledge he knew what was in store so now its time to pay the price for playing in the game.

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  5. 8 years and a death sentence

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  6. The barrister is sporting a Sea Island Cotton (finest cotton in the world) T-shirt...the a V neck cut leads the eye away from his multiple double chins for this season's leaner look

    Canadian girl

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    1. Canadian girl🤣🤣🤣 too funny!

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  7. He ratted on somebody

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    1. Agreed. 8 seems low

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    2. Not just somebody, but everyone and everything he knew.

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    3. I don’t know if he did or didn’t but if he did. Do they let him stay in the US after he gets released? Or do they still deport him after his sentence is up.

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    4. 7:13 out in three, just to burn your ess, ese...

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  8. ...more lenient like a Canadian sentence

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  9. 12/2 next step . . . the fifth in line . . . no jugaren futbol?

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  10. 8 years for money laundering 🤔 sounds reasonable!

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  11. Uno de los mas buscados en El pais de los gueros

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  12. He got 8 years for confessing to his part in the money laundering scheme, that is not snitching or rating on somebody, he was extradited too, maybe somebody was rating on everybody, the US had the goods on them already. But three million is peanuts when compared to 500+million fines to Purdue Pharma or Johnson and Johnson for their part in the opioid epidemic or the billion dollar fines on Columbia health care for frauds to Medicare, or HSBC, or other banks that GOT TO KEEP THE OTHER 90% OF THEIR ILL GOTTEN GAINS for laundering drug money proceeds and continue to do business laundering and defrauding everybody and the US government...
    --They should be sent to the firing squad for their financial crimes.

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    1. 7:08 Famous "millie" still giving class to the Gilbertonas...
      Yer welcom'

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  13. He is el Gordo billetes of the antrax group in culiacan has a bounty for his head ows the cartel millions he stold him an his asociets he left to tijuana cuz of that an in tijuana is full of snitches they got him el Gordo billetes Lenin Ramirez sings a corrido for this fat dud el 666 el Chino de NY a those are his asociets

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    1. Do the anthrax allow any fat pos amongst their ranks? Smh watered down to say the least.

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  14. He had casas de cabin in culiacan but he got greety waisted more than he win

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  15. The way some of these comments are written, you can tell who went to skool.

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    1. Hey peepol, some of us have to eat!
      Others still are fat as pigs in spite of trying to look like French models, try Fen-fen, it is not as addictive as cocaine or make you look dramatic like heroin.
      It used to be cheaper back in the day too.

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