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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Dámaso López Núñez, “El Licenciado” Can No Longer Be Found In US Prison Registry

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A new Univision article, written by journalist Isaias Alvarado, broke the news that Sinaloa Cartel’s Dámaso López Núñez can no longer be found in the United States’ Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) public prisoner registry. 

Randilee Giamusso, a spokesperson for the US BOP, confirmed to Univision that Dámaso López Núñez was no longer in prison. Giamusso told Univison that "I cannot find information about this person." 


Dámaso’s lawyer Manuel J. Rentería was asked by Univision about the status of his client, but Rentería’s office stated it was their policy to decline to comment on any of their clients. 


It should be noted that, for an unspecified reason, court documents indicate that "Licenciado" was in the custody of the US Marshals Corps, in a "local facility", from February 7 to March 6, 2020.



Dámaso López Núñez’s name now no longer appearing in the BOP registry has led some to speculate about him entering the US Witness Protection Program (WITSEC). Most witnesses within the program are protected by the United States Marshals Service, while protection of incarcerated witnesses is the duty of the BOP. 


However it is important to keep in mind that the same sort of speculation was made about Eduardo Arellano Félix when his expected release date listed on his BOP registry went from “August 18, 2021” to “Unknown”.  Some foolish Borderland Beat contributor (who will remain nameless, link here) have previously jumped the gun on associating changes in the BOP registries with a drug lord entering into WITSEC in previous stories.


But Eduardo evidently did not enter into the program and instead was delivered back to Mexico following the end of his US prison sentence, at which point he was re-arrested.  



Background


Dámaso López, alias “El Licenciado” (“The Attorney”), was believed to be being held at the Canaan Penitentiary, a minimum security prison camp located in Wayne County, in northeastern Pennsylvania state. El Licenciado was arrested back in May 2017 in Mexico City and he was extradited to the United States in July 2018. 


On November 30, 2018, El Licenciado was sentenced by a US judge to serve a lifetime sentence in prison. In February of this year however El Licenciado’s listed expected release date changed to August 11, 2032. It was widely speculated that this sentence reduction was due to key information that an “anonymous” "cooperating witness number 1" provided to US prosecutors that helped prove Emma Coronel was actively involved in aiding the business of her husband, Joaquín Guzmán Loera,  alias "El Chapo". 



Proving Emma’s alleged complicity in specific functions such as acting as a messenger on behalf of Chapo to "promote drug trafficking activities" and actively participating in aiding Chapo’s escape from Altiplano prison in 2015 was key to US prosecutors.  


The testimony of "cooperating witness number 1" greatly aided prosecutors in this regard. FBI agent Eric McGuire cited "cooperating witness number 1," who said he received communications from Coronel on behalf of Guzmán while he was being held in the Altiplano jail. This witness also said that Coronel "helped facilitate" Guzmán's escape.





Sources: Univision, Zeta Tijuana, SDP NoticiasEl Universal


34 comments:

  1. Federal protection prison,vhevis under another name.

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  2. This is how mafia know someone went into federal protection. They drop out of the system.

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  3. Once again the United States make a deal with a drug lord and he will be out and protected in a few years. That goes to show is always better to have good information no matter how many tons and f drugs you sold or how many people you killed. If you have good info you are a free man.

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    1. Hey MF,no where did it say he was fken let out, don't you know how to read you idiot.

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    2. 3:42 he was sentenced to life in prison but after he snitched in emma and chapitos his sentance got reduced to august 2032.
      I wouldnt be surprised if he was already out. Im sure he has a good lawyer who sent motions for his early release due to him giving valuable informaton on chapo and emma.
      The thing is nobody knows because hes protected and already has a new name

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    3. Hey MORON, no where did Paisa say he was let out… Paisa said he will be out and protected IN A FEW YEARS….Don’t you know how to read, idiot?
      *One other thing, before calling somebody an idiot for “not being able to read”, don’t only make sure you’re not making the same mistake, but also make sure you’re using punctuation…idiot

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    4. Lol Piassa is an idiot, karma gets him, when he has belittled others in here.

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    5. Easy 3:43pm. Please take your medication and practice what you preach. I never said he was out already. I said he is probably helping the government and he will be out and protected in a few year. Put the coffe and energy drinks to the side ok.

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    6. 6:41 am I’m a Ryno when it comes to the insults. My skin is not thin. It doesn’t affect me at all. It makes me laugh if the come back is good. So relax 😎 and you too take your meds ok pumpkin 🎃.

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  4. Concrete boots and chains are all that fool rataso deserves.

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    1. He gets a medal in my book. Looks good on Chapo. If you Rat on people you get Ratted on! case and point Chapo

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  5. No loyalty amongst crooks and thieves. If you're not at the top of the food chain you're at the bottom of the barrel or close to it.

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  6. All you stuff ladies talk so much smack pero turn the tortilla and put your self in his boots , you flip like a pancake on a sunday morning.

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  7. You never hear about the ones that stay solid. They are still around just very few. Nowadays it's cool to roll.. on the other hand can't trust the feds either, propaganda and media/ data being manipulated to make someone look like a snitch is the system happens also. Sinaloa is not the same Sinaloa anymore and he knows it.

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  8. How these guys ever thought they could wipe out chapos and mayos is beyond me. Even if he had killed them there's soo much more family and loyalist that they have that they would have always lost lol

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    1. Didn't they almost take BCS too Fuerzas Especiales Damaso

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  9. If this scumbag is walking in usa soil like that piece of Chihuahua shit cocksucker Valenzuela. Motherfuck whomever set them loose and their families and the fucking goverment for allowing it

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  10. I really miss the "Chapo snitched" guy, don't you all?

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    1. No I don't he was an azzhole.
      Miss him my azz.

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  11. Can’t beat them? Snitch them out

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  12. I think he just moved in next door. Shitty gardner

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  13. Why are you guys fighting over some jerk who flipped and went into the program? Jimmy Hill did the same thing

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  14. Se me antoja una caguama bien helada.

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  15. Se fue a festajar a Disney world con la Otra rata de Mickey.

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  16. Thank you for the correction Henry hill from The luchesse family flipped and also went into the program.

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    1. Your mighty welcome and like Rubio days stay safe and use a condom😂

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