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Thursday, February 25, 2021

'El Licenciado' Gets a Sentence Reduction; He Will Be Released in 2032

"MX" for Borderland Beat

Damaso Lopez Núñez ('El Licenciado') was a key witness in the "trial of the century" against Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman

Former Sinaloa Cartel lieutenant Dámaso López Núñez ('El Licenciado') was able to get his sentence reduced to 14 years after being sentenced in 2018 to life imprisonment. According to records from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), El Licenciado's expected release date is on November 8, 2032. He will be 66 years old.


El Licenciado's sentence reduction comes days after Emma Coronel Aispuro, El Chapo's wife, was arrested on drug-related charges in Virginia. This raises suspicions that his testimony was what may have secured her arrest. The charging documents against her rely heavily on the testimonies of "Collaborating Witness 1", who many say is El Licenciado.

Background

El Licenciado was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2018 after he pleaded guilty to drug trafficking in Virginia.  He was ordered to forfeit US$25 million.


In court papers, El Licenciado agreed he was a senior Sinaloa Cartel member who controlled a faction of hundreds of men, including hitmen and smugglers. However, the publicly available court documents did not include a requirement for collaboration, as they usually would.


In 2019, El Licenciado was a key witness in the trial against Joaquín Guzmán Loera ('El Chapo'), once considered Mexico's most-wanted drug lord. It should be noted that after the trial, El Licenciado's attorneys issued a motion requesting a sentence reduction for his collaboration, but since then no more was known.


Manuel Retureta, El Licenciado's attorney, asked US federal judge T.S. Ellis to grant a prison transfer for him. According to the BOP, El Licenciado is currently serving his sentence at the US Penitentiary Canaan, a prison for minimum-security male inmates in northeast Pennsylvania. In contrast, El Chapo is serving life imprisonment at ADX Florence, widely regarded as the toughest and most secure prison in the US.


El Licenciado was arrested in Mexico City in May 2017; he was extradited to the US in July 2018


In the last few days, El Licenciado regained relevance for his alleged testimony against Coronel, who was arrested in Virginia earlier this week.


In court papers presented by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent Eric S. McGuire, El Licenciado's identity was hidden and he was only referred to as "Collaborating Witness 1" for formality reasons.


As reported by Borderland Beat, Collaborating Witness 1 confessed that Coronel was aware of the illegal nature of the Sinaloa Cartel's operations, and that she helped coordinate El Chapo's prison break.


There are rumors on social media that cartel members gave El Licenciado's family 24 hours to evacuate the state of Sinaloa for testifying against Coronel.


"If not, they will have to face the consequences ... They don't want more sapos (snitches)", the post read.


El Licenciado's relationship with El Chapo

El Licenciado met El Chapo in 1999, when he became deputy director of the Puente Grande prison in Jalisco. El Chapo was imprisoned there after being arrested in Guatemala in 1993.

 

As head of Puente Grande, El Licenciado, helped El Chapo introduce cell phones, alcohol, cocaine, food from restaurants, and sex workers to the prison. Before El Chapo escaped in 2001, El Licenciado resigned amid corruption allegation that were beginning to weigh on him.


With El Chapo back in the criminal underworld as a free man, he hired El Licenciado as one of his lieutenants. El Licenciado bought ranches, gave bribes to military officials, and coordinated drug shipments for El Chapo. In addition, he was the godfather of El Chapo and Coronel's twin girls.

Sources: Infobae; Milenio; Borderland Beat archives

56 comments:

  1. #Dmasos lives matter!#

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  2. how do you get sentenced to LIFE then get 13years ????!!! wtf is this???

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    1. He’s gonna snitch on Emma Coronel. He’s witness #1.

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    2. Pa que veas cómo está la cosa en US of A.

      Drug war is a fucking game. Capture narco, squeeze his money, make him squeal with info, go for more of his friends’ money.

      Los muertos?

      No one cares. As long as pockets are full.

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    3. It's about the money!
      An extortion tactic to keep the War on drugs going.

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    4. Easy. Snitches don't get stitches. They get less time.

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    5. Following the criminal code of honor of CDS: SNITCHING ON THY ENEMY AND ASSOCIATE. JAJAJAJAJA

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    6. 4:08...They all snitch. It's part of the game. Snitches get Stitches is for low level small time punks. The pawns. It's a slogan to keep the plebes in check. The bosses drop dimes on each other constantly. All of em. They all use corrupt cops, and politicians to destabilize their enemies, and rivals. When it comes down to brass tacks, the only big fish that didn't rat, are Chapo, Mochomo, 40, and the AFO bros. All from Sinaloa except 40. Mencho won't be taken alive, but IF he did, he'd sell out his whole crew to stay outta ADX Florence. They all rat.

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    7. Francisco Javier Arellano Felix "El Tigrillo" of the CAF did. From life imprisonment to 24 1/2 years for spilling CAF secrets.

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    8. Giniral Cienpedos the former secretary of defense of EPN got released real quick by bill barr and tromp, all he had to do was grab the 'merricanuses by their balls and tell them "whistle motherfackers",
      --in spanish: "chiflen hijos de la chingada"
      Nomas con las viejas se ponen

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    9. I'm sure he'll get deported to Mex and then do time over there.

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    10. Didn't you guys learn from 6ix9in's trial? Where is he now? He's out Free!

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    11. @6:29 EGR: Chapo been a SNITCH since before he escaped Puente Grande. The KingRat has been collaborating with the ABC's for decades that's why I call them CDSNITCHaloa.
      La Muñeca (JGA) never collaborated.
      ABL went out banging!
      ICV also fought to his death
      BAF didn't give up shit.
      MACQ did his time and got released.
      I can give a lot of examples of BOSSES that didn't turn maricas and still are respected but you'll make excuses for those CDS

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    12. Kiko Trevino last leader of Los Zetas didnt say shit.Gave him 5 life sentences or some shit

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    13. Chaps wasn't given the opportunity to big red rat I meant rat big red

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    14. Damaso and son dropping dimes in every way that pays

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    15. 6:32pm Javier primarily dimed out politicians who work against or switched on the AFO. Clearing the way for those still there. What secrets? Secondary dimed out he’s families enemies. Also Confirming gossip heard in TJ. Chapo & Mayo already had a decade giving the DEA whatever info they could get there hands on bout to AFO in order to take them down.

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  3. WOW, how NOT surprising is this ?
    He may get out but how long will he live ?

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    1. If he gets deported. Adiós. The guy will be killed faster than Chino Ántrax.

      If he stays in the US he’s all good.

      US knows this shit will cause a civil war in the Sinaloa Cartel. But they don’t care. US doesn’t give a shit if more Mexicans die, just as long as money is forfeited.

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    2. Not long because Ivan and Alfredo are gonna green light his ass

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    3. He’ll probably go into witsec (in the US), so he may end up living longer than you think..

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    4. You would have to think he'll definitely go into witness protection as soon as hes released. Feds got hard on for chapos. His extended family just got crosshairs put on there backs fir the rest of their lives. This aint just gonna be forgotten. Shouldnt have played the game

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    5. 1:35 U.S. didn't care about dismantling other cartels outside Sinaloa causing caos in other Mexican states. What makes you think they would care about Sinaloans?

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    6. @4:13....Damasos are dead men walking if not in WitSec. I would think that Emma was given up by CDS. Could be by Mayo, but would not be shocked if it was by Ivan. It's not his mom. She's an expense, and brought attention. She had to be given up, as a gift, and also to get LE to chase stale or outdated info. Even if Damasos and Emma had insight to operational info, it's all years old by now. Emma wasn't a trafficker, and even if she bribed Mex officials, and drove the bike for chapo through the tunnel, the US has no jurisdiction. Unless they have her on camera or mic negotiating, I can't see her being locked up long. This feels of a dog and pony show. Damasos is just the luckiest one. Chapo made mistakes...lots...they all do. But his biggest? Not killing Damaso right after he escaped the 1st time. He should've tied that end off. JMO

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    7. Here we go with the poor mexicans shit again?No one forced them to make and transport tons of dope to many different countries

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    8. At 6:42 from my understanding, its in the way the gov worded it- they said she helped him escape prison to AVOID EXTRADITION To the usa- even if it isnt true, thats the govs reasoning- i wonder how much $ the deal shes gonna get will cost her- looks like the usa wasnt content with the money they already took

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    9. US ambassador to Mexico Joel Poinsett did his dirty shit all the wah to stealing mexico's flower and naming it Poinsettia, in the 1800s,
      'merricans have always betrayed their mexican associates, like the british and the spaniards who always come with their smart ass words, bibles and treatises to distract their victims until they stab them on the back with their swords and daggers and epidemics.

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  4. What amount his son, Mini Lic? Have there been any criminal proceedings?

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  5. Send him on new prison tour. Every week or so he sees a new prison or MCC depending of his classification and life will be good. He will never walk main line anyways. SDSO

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  6. Animo Sicarios!
    El Licenciado and his son el Mini Lic are permanently banned from returning to Mexico.
    He betrayed and had El Señor Bravo Aponte killed!

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    1. El bravo was killed by his own people lol CDS has no honor

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    2. Bravo lo mataron x matar al mandy en el charco

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    3. Bravo was working for de DEA. Just a heads up.

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    4. A Mandy lo mato el 20

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    5. El mismo Chapo le dijo al Mayo que mataran al Bravo. Quien sabe que se hizo del Picudo tambien

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  7. He’s not dumb enough to pull a chino. Good for him, Chapo’s baby mama should be selling shots at Carlos n’ Charlie’s

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  8. I want that guy's lawyer.
    $25m was probably 1/10th of what he has and he's out in 2032 to spend the rest.

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  9. dlm is unworthy of UPPERCASE.

    Emma should not have been charged. She was a pure girl when her cartel father allowed her wedding. She has always been ladylike, mannered AND a doting loving mother to her daughters. You never see her falling down drunk, using foul language, violent...she was born into a lifestyle...bespoke wardrobe, cosmetic procedures, elite travel...wealthy people live differently. Do u expect her to abandon her parents, siblings and children in a predominantly macho driven society because she has overheard goings on?!

    dlm, a grown man at the pinnacle of his violent, narcotic, conniving career and taught his son to do the same. Emma did nothing of the sort but this coward dlm drags his best friend + boss's lovely daughter into his cesspool to spare his carcass.

    It is equally wrong for the prosecuter to pursue these charges against Emma. It serves no purpose.


    Canadian girl💋

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    1. Awww. Bless Emmas soul for marrying a greedy mass murderes and bearing hia children pretty much encouraging his stupid lifestyle!

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  10. Any news from El Dorado? Heard Sinaloa give this rats familia 24hrs to bounce from Sinaloa.

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    1. Did you read the article bro? Read it dawg. Don’t be lazy

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    2. Ahorita anda el Conejo bien culeado.

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    3. Nonsence they already killed most of them and left a long time ago.

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  11. Get ready for Sinaloa to be dismantled. This is all bad news for them.

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    1. Lol it wont changed anything.

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  12. I can already imagine Mini lics sentence !

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  13. i heard el guero palma was released today at the age of 80

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    1. False. It was a rumor on Twitter

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  14. No loyalty amongst crooks and thieves and thats a fact. From the very top of every organization involved to the very bottom. It's all about greed and betrayal.

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  15. It is easy to denounce snitching when you're not the one who is staring at a 50 year stretch in the slammer.

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    1. Wrong sir. Snitchin is not allowed. Period. As a grown human being you know what you doin is wrong. So when you're caught for the wrong you've done. Stand up and take accountability. Point blank sir.

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    2. 10:30 "the No snitching" rule is broken the most by the most fervent proponemts, sometimes even while the whole world is watching them.
      Fack it all to hell, SNITCH!

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  16. SNITCHALOAS doing what they do best 😆

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