Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Mexican-Chinese businessman Zhenli Ye Gon wants better prison conditions

"MX" for Borderland Beat
Zhenli Ye Gon in 2007
Zhenli Ye Gon, a Chinese-Mexican businessman suspected of providing Chinese chemicals to Mexican drug cartels and being involved in money laundering since 2005, asked authorities at the Federal Social Readaptation Center No. 1 ("Altiplano") to provide him with "better" prison conditions.

He told a federal judge that he suffers from asthma and hypertension, and that he wants to live in the same prison unit with his cousin Ye Yong Qing, who is serving a 25-year sentence and does not speak Spanish. Ye Gon claims to have depression and that is he tired of being secluded from the rest of the inmate population.

Last week, Ye Gon told the same federal judge that he was subject to "discrimination" from prison authorities. Unlike other inmates, Ye Gon claimed that his cell was not cleaned up and sanitized as part of the COVID-19 pandemic measures.

He also said that it has been very difficult to communicate with his lawyer and that he suffers from physical and psychological torture. Prison authorities responded to the complaint by saying that Ye Gon had indeed received all the sanitary measures like the rest of the inmates.

Background
Ye Gon was born in China in January 31, 1963 and became a naturalized citizen in 2002 under the presidency of Vicente Fox. The President himself awarded him his citizenship status; at that time, the Mexican government thought that Ye Gon was a promising pharmaceutical investor and entrepreneur.

But Ye Gon was reportedly working as a chemical provider for Mexican drug cartels. He was suspected of importing chemicals from a Chinese firm and selling them to gangsters in Mexico to create crystal meth.

In 2007, Mexican federales busted his mansion in Lomas de Chapultepec, one of the most-exclusive neighborhoods in Mexico City. In his mansion they found US$205.6M dollars in cash pilled in several rooms. At the time, DEA agents stated that the money seized at Ye Gon’s mansion was the "biggest cash bust" seen anywhere in the world.
Part of the currency seized in Ye Gon's mansion (2007)
"I was not in Mexico when the events of this operation happened. At home I had cash, dollars, Mexican pesos, euros and other foreign currency," Ye Gon said in his defense.

He argued that all his assets were legal and that he had invoices with their corresponding import taxes to prove it. Ye Gon said that he kept his money in his house because he did not trust banks and because at that time he was not allowed to open a bank account using U.S. dollars. In the past, he told reporters that the money was going to be used to finance political campaigns in Mexico.

Ye Gon was in Las Vegas when his house was raided and denied any wrongdoing. Authorities found it suspicious that he spent millions of dollars in Las Vegas casinos, often in a single night. American prosecutors tried to frame him for importing crystal meth, but his charges were later dropped.

He remained in U.S. custody until 2016, when he was extradited to Mexico. He is currently imprisoned at the Federal Social Readaptation Center No. 1 ("Altiplano"), Mexico's maximum-security facility.

Charges in Mexico
After his extradition to Mexico, Ye Gon sent a letter to a journalist stating that there were US$275 million in his house when it was seized in 2007. However, he argued that the Attorney General's Office only declared that there were US$205.6 million dollars. Ye Gon said that Mexican authorities also seized more assets, included works of art, piano collections, exclusive wines and gold bars, which he claims were never reported.
U.S. visa issued to Ye Gon

The court stated that from February 16 to September 19, 2005, Ye Gon (as legal representative and shareholder of Unimed Pharm Chem México) received a US$9.4 million dollar transfer that he knew came from illegal origins. At least US$900,000 of this total amount came from a source that has not been identified yet.

Mexican prosecutors stated that the US$9.4 million dollars in question are different than the US$205.6 seized in his mansion, thus eliminating double jeopardy.

25 comments:

  1. So was he convicted, the article says suspected. It looks like he shouldnt be in jail. He has invoices and is suspected only! Is his trial ongoing?

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    1. Trial is ongoing in Mexico from what I know.

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    2. This guy worked for Chapo getting all his speed chemicals.

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    3. FECAL spent Zhenli's money "on rehab centers" and has the bills and otes to prove nothing, but he isn't going to no prison anytime soon, his parnas like genarco garcia luna and luis csrdenas palomino stole the other 200 million dollars, other currency, gold and jewelry, but what "CASINOS" took Zhenli's millions?
      looks like they were partners in Zhenli's "Unnamed Pharma"

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    4. 6:12, this guy supplied all of Mexicos DTO’s Chapo is a fraction of the DTO’s in Mexico. Get off his nits!

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    5. @6:12 NOPE. You want product, tell me how much? Is it cash or only part? Never do you reveal your SOS to anybody, that's your leverage to stay relevant and keep that other person "honest".

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  2. The Chinese CHEMICAL connection guy
    I bet he's Chinese TRIAD

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  3. He probably friends or enemies with the puta tuta in altiplano

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  4. The Chinese are great businessmen. But sometimes even the best can't run forever. I bet this guy is happy that he's not rotting in a US supermax.
    When I went to do various small underground transactions, I never trusted black Americans nor white Americans. Especially white Americans. It wasn't racism. It was ghetto risk assessment. I only dealt with people of Asian and Latino ethnicity. I'm not saying that these people were innately criminal. But Asians and Chicanos understand discretion. Don't put your business on front street. The idea is to pare risk down to the bone.
    There are no guarantees, but the low-hanging fruit is easily picked off.

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    1. Agree 100 James

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    2. @11:08 one turns bitch when pinched and the other will try to jack you or snitch themselves out by NOT being discreet. No hater

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    3. We see all these guys chopping each other left and right and back stabbing each other and were supposed take what exactly from the stuff you're saying?


      You're experienced are just that. Yours. A small sample.

      Theres assholes everywhere.

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  5. Wonder Wonder happen to the $205 million!!! How much Did Crooked Fox get?????

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    1. 11:35 FECAL GOT THAT MONEY, fox just gave the mexican citizenship...

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  6. If you don't pay the Americans you will do hard time. Period. The largest and most dangerous cartel is the CIA. Part of the reason the CIA is so powerful is because they control information. They know who you are but you will never find out who they are. You can't shoot a ghost.

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    1. You don’t pay them. They just take it.

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  7. El Chino De Los Valencias(CJNG) ūüí™ūüŹĽūüí™ūüŹĽūüí™ūüŹĽ

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  8. Why is it taking so long for comments to get posted?? Really messes with the possible flow of comversations

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    1. I had no internet. and may not have any tomorrow.
      If you would like to volunteer email me. Or you can dock my pay

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  9. G√ľerito CoraJuly 2, 2020 at 12:05 AM

    So US couldn't charge him but Mexico is how? I leaning towards he's innocent and he's pretty much getting robbed by Mex.

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    1. 12:05 laundering millions of dollars in Las Vegas Casinos is good business for influential peepol on the US, but their prisons give no breaks to inmates, in Mexico they can have parties and visitors for conjugal meetings, BUT FECAL AIN'T GIVING NO MONEY BACK...

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  10. This shouldn't surprise anyone where drugs & money is reported missing by authorities.
    Everyone needs to eat.

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  11. Well...the money still went to finance political campaigns...just not of his choosing.

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    1. 8:56 finance political bs...
      FECAL WASN'T RUNNING AGAIN, EPN HAD HIS OWN CARTELS AND THE ELECTION IN HIS POCKET, ALL HE HAD TO DO WAS PAY JJ RENDON AND HIS COLOMBIAN HACKERS.

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  12. He had nothing to do in America BECAUSE his illegal activities were in Mexico..
    The U.S. JUST saw ALL THAT ūüíį and went NUTS
    Give me some of THAT TOO $$$$$

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