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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Zetas Cartel Money Laundering Trial: VERDICT WATCH

Chivis and Havana for Borderland Beat

Today closing arguments were heard by the jury and courtroom spectators, unfortunately it was not heard by our courtroom reporter as the courtroom was filled to the brim and he did not get a seat.

His last text reported that he may be able to gain a seat but only if a spectator leaves.  If that should happen and I receive his notes in the evening I will edit this post.  Because this news is time sensitive,  I am using some information of reporter Jazmine Ulloa's report,  Ms Ulloa is a reporter for the Austin Statesman and graciously allowed BB to do so.  She says she will post an expanded version of her article later this evening.   Be sure to follow the link to her report. 

My guess is that the verdict will be reached by tomorrow. I would be very surprised if it continued beyond Friday.

As one would expect, defense attorneys argued to the jury, the  inmates that served as witnesses for the state had no credibility.  Citing their criminal history of drug trafficking and murder, attorneys concluded the inmate witness’ testimony should be discounted for those reasons in addition to their cooperation was in exchange for personal gain.

Defense attorneys for Chevo and Jesus Huitron and trainer Fernando Solis Garcia, argued their client’s innocence stating the defendants had no knowledge funds were derived from criminal activities.   

“You heard a lot about Zetas. You heard a lot about horse racing,” said Brent Mayr, attorney representing for Jesus Huitron.”But the evidence against my client is just not there”, he said

“He was not a co-conspirator,” Mayr said. “He is a homebuilder. He is committed to building homes and building lives.”  This statement is one that was corroborated by at least two witnesses who said in their testimony that Jesus really was wrapped up in family and house building, not horses.

Doulas Gardner the lead attorney representing the United States in this case, prompted jurors to examine the evidence; the photographs, wiretap transcripts and financial transactions.  He argued that in doing so jurors will identify the strong links connecting the defendants to each other and the operation.

Update:  Our source was able to take a seat in the courtroom at about 10:15.  Tomorrow I will update and expand this report, and hopefully we will have a jury decision by then.
A big thank you to Jazmine Ulloa!
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  1. They goin more narco garb for them it will be prison stripes for them.hopefully they will still be sitting there when it comes time for some of them to collect a social security more narco corridos for them hopefully they will be singing the eqivilent of the folsum prison blues or the midnight special lol

  2. Let's talk about the piedras situation two big mugrosos got killed the piedras local police drive them (z) around in patrol Cars as if they are being arrested but are just conducting dirty work this is for u pinche mugroso behind the piedras negras valor page we got word Ur a mugroso

  3. I just want to say I found this site a month ago and do alot of reading. BB you all do a great job and a service to keep us readers informed
    Vegas Guy

  4. Message to reader: Don't worry I will not post what you sent. as for contacting me, on the right there is a list of reporters, click on Chivis and you will go to my page and on the upper left it will offer to email me click that tool. I get a tremendous amount of emails so if you could put the website address that you sent me, in the subject line I will see it is you and will open the email.
    or my other email:

  5. Thank you Chivis. Be safe always.

  6. Chivis you were very professional in stating you used some info from Statesman but I read both and this is not a copy and paste job, you gave yourself too little credit.

  7. My uncle is not scum not one bit we all have bad family members

    1. We all have bad family members true but not child women and anything living killers terrorists rapists worst than manson gacy and zodiac killer o and dahmer!!!

  8. He knew full well what was going on! Send him down!

  9. This guy tried to make big bucks and got arrested. Men up and pay for your crime you piece of garbage.

  10. Your right.there isnt one single family on earth that doesnt have that drunk gay uncle or that loudmouth know it all sister in law or that cousin that borders on the shady side that can always get you a deal on something.we all have them and dont enjoy or admit them at family functions


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