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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

CDN connection: San Antonio paralegal with U.S. Attorney's Office accused of feeding information to cartels

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat  (TY Follower, sent in via comments) Source

The paralegal was the sister-in-law of the leader of a San Antonio-based drug trafficking organization.

SAN ANTONIO — A paralegal specialist with the U.S. Attorney's Office is accused of feeding insider information to drug trafficking organizations.

Jennifer Loya has been charged with engaging in a conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; obstruction of justice; and conspiracy to obstruct justice.

According to court records, Loya, who is the sister-in-law of Roland Gustamante of the Gustamante drug trafficking organization, is accused of using electronic surveillance made available to her by her position within the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas and tipping off various DTOs to DEA investigations. 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said they would not release a statement at this time.

The Investigation

Court records obtained by KENS 5 state that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) began investigating Fernandez-Vasquez, the leader of a "sophisticated drug trafficking operation" based in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico in 2018.

Fernandez-Vasquez was later identified by 'CS,' someone who was incarcerated with Fernandez-Vasquez, as a member of Cartel del Noreste (CDN).

Although Fernandez-Vasquez was deported from the U.S. in May 2018, he allegedly continued to operate a drug trafficking organization in San Antonio, according to 'CS.' It was alleged that Fernandez-Vasquez oversaw the transportation and distribution of large quantities of cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine into the U.S., specifically the SA area.

'CS' and Fernandez-Vasquez had been in contact since October 2018, according to court records. The 'CS' contacted Fernandez-Vasquez to negotiate the purchase of one pound of methamphetamine from a San Antonio-based associate of Fernandez-Vasquez's; the associate was later identified as Roland Gustamante, also known as ROLO.

Gustamante DTO

In April of 2020, FBI agents interviewed a cooperating defendant (CD) about Gustamante and his associates.

The CD stated that Gustamante, who had a home in Monterrey, was in charge of supplying the CD with illegal narcotics from Mexico and coordinating the smuggling and transportation of illegal narcotics from Mexico into the US.

When agents asked how the illegal narcotics made their way into San Antonio from Mexico, the CD said that loads would come in pickup trucks driven by various people within the Gustamante organization.

CD said that the drugs were hidden in tires, transmissions and oil pans. CD also admitted to using some of his/her associates from San Antonio to Laredo to pick up the loads. CD said that he/she would use random people to make these trips and would pay each person $1,000 per trip. 

Whenever the drugs would arrive in SA, the CD said they would drive to Gustamante's sister's house, where the drugs would be offloaded inside of the garage and then taken to a stash house.

Court records state that Gustamante's sister, Alexandra's home was used on multiple occasions to unload the drugs.

CD also said that Gustamante's wife, Kimberly Loya was in charge of collecting/transporting/smuggling bulk currency into Mexico to pay for the illegal drug loads being distributed by Gustamante. Additionally, the CD also said that Loya would sometimes pick up different amounts of drugs throughout SA and deliver to various associates in the city.

The CD told investigators that he/she went with Loya during a trip in June of 2019 to meet with Gustamante's sources of supply, later identified as Ismael and Israel Fernandez-Vasquez.

Family Ties

Court records state that Kimberly Loya's sister, Jennifer Loya is employed as a paralegal specialist in the United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas, San Antonio Division. Jennifer reportedly started working in the office in 2017 and was promoted to paralegal specialist in February 2020.

Jennifer, who has access to electronic surveillance, is suspected of disclosing sensitive law enforcement information pertaining to active DEA investigations on drug traffic organizations.

Drug Trafficking Organizations

Throughout the course of various investigations, DEA agents identified multiple trafficking organizations operating in SA that were loosely tied to each other.

Agents identified the Frankie Martinez DTO and Jonathan Chapa DTO. Agents later discovered that Chapa and Adam McGarity, a member of the Martinez DTO were childhood friends. According to court records, agents learned that the Chapa DTO would provide the Martinez DTO with drugs supplied by Gustamante. Gustamante and Chapa have been identified as cousins.

A leak in information?

In May 2019 the DEA Texas Anti-Gang Unit (TAG) arrested Frankie Martinez. During Martinez's arrest, Martinez told the agent that he knew the agent was coming to arrest him.

Martinez DTO

During the execution of search warrants, agents found that multiple targets of the Martinez organization had moved during the night and little narcotics were found.

Based on previous investigation, the DEA had been confident that more would be found.
In February 2020, Adam McGarity (member of the Martinez DTO) spoke with agents regarding his involvement in the organization. During the conversation, McGarity told agents that a few days prior to his arrest, a female known as 'Maria' came to his home and told him that she was seen McGarity's name on law enforcement documents that named him and others in the Martinez DTO.

It was unclear how 'Maria' knew about these documents.

Chapa DTO

During the DEA's investigation of the Chapa DTO and other affiliates of the organizations, individuals close to the Chapa DTO told agents and task force officers that someone within the organization had a source who was providing law enforcement investigative information.

In March 2020, during an interview with Nathan Lopez, Lopez told agents that a person known to him a 'primo' (later identified as Roland Gustamante), knew someone working for the United States government. This person reportedly provided Gustamante with information on federal investigations.

Lopez told agents that Gustamante told members of the organization that they had been indicted by a federal grand just and that an associate of the organization was cooperating with agents by providing information about the organization.

Cellular Records

On March 26, 2020, the DEA executed a Western District of Texas federal search warrant for cellular phones recovered during the arrest of Jonathan Chapa.

While reviewing one of the phones, agents found a message thread dated March 2, 2020, two days before the DEA presented their case on the Chapa organization to the federal grand jury.

The following is a thread between Jonathan Chapa and his cousin, Roland Gustamante:

Gustamante: Adama up and it ain't looking like it's like a fair game

Gustamante: I might not be around cuzz

Gustamante: Games on and you in the hot seat.

Chapa: Adam?????

Chapa: Laws??????

Gustamante: Yesssir if you understand do your thing Cuz dont waist time

Gustamante: I got good kite on that.

Gustamante: Big Boy

Gustamante: To

Gustamante: And shorty

Gustamante: Real s**t I've already paused the mas arriba don't take me lightly

Gustamante: Need the church leftovers out the kitchen and in the cooler


According to DEA agents and other involved in the investigation, the above text exchange is a conversation between Gustamante and Chapa, in which Gustamante informs Chapa that Adam McGarity 'snitched' on Chapa.

Gustamante informed Chapa that he would be leaving town and that police would be coming after Chapa.

Gustamante then told Chapa that his information is good and reliable and that law enforcement would be coming after Chapa, Sergio ('Big Boy') Narvaez, and Roger ('Shorty') Diaz.

Finally, Gustamanted tells Chapa not to take what he has said lightly and to move his drugs and get out of town.

Missing Link

On March 27, 2020 DEA agents interviewed CD3, a member of the Chapa DTO who assisted the organization in securing drugs from Mexico and transporting the drugs into the U.S. CD3 told agents that Gustamante's wife, Kimberly had a sister who was working for the United States government as a paralegal assistant with DEA narcotics investigations.

Kimberly's sister reportedly told Gustamante that CD3 would be indicted and that he was going to be arrested soon. Gustamante then told CD3.

CD3 told agents that Kimberly's sister had been providing information to members of the organization for an extended period of time and that prior investigations by the DEA had been compromised as a result of that information.

Kimberly's sister was later identified as Jennifer Loya.

Additionally, Jonathan  Chapa's aunt contacted DEA agents in April 2020 and told them that Chapa bragged about the organization having someone on the inside of the government who was providing information to the organization.

Chapa reportedly told his aunt that his cousin, Gustamante had a contact who worked as a legal assistant and had access to DEA case information.

Investigation of 'Inside Contact'

During the course of their investigation, DEA agents obtained records that included cell phone contacts on a phone belonging to Jennifer Loya.

A "pen register application for a phone belonging to Nathan Lopez, an associate of Chapa and Gustamante, on April 20, 2020 was made by Loya during her normal office duties.

It was later discovered that Loya printed a document related to the pen register application on Lopez.

A few days later, Loya accessed investigatory files related to Lopez and others.

Neither of these specific tasks was necessary to the carrying out of Loya's duties.

On April 28, 2020 Loya received incoming calls from a phone known to be used by Kimberly Loya. After the phone call, Loya accessed an unredacted form of a voluntary debriefing by Nathan Lopez. In the report, Lopez mentioned that a US government employee passed along the information to Gustamante regarding "future prosecutorial activities against members of the Chapa DTO."

Later that evening, Jennifer Loya's phone was contacted by Kimberly Loya's phone. This was followed by six outgoing calls from Jennifer to Kimberly.

Final Warning

On May 7, 2020 Kimberly Loya was interviewed by law enforcement. Kimberly told agents that sometime between March 4 and March 10, Jennifer informed Kimberly that Jonathan Chapa had been indicted and was about to be arrested.

Kimberly also told agents that Jennifer warned Kimberly not to be around Jonathan Chapa and to be careful. Jennifer further told Kimberly that she had come across a document at work that Gustamante was under investigation for being involved with a Mexican DTO.

Based on the above, DEA agents believe that Jennifer Loya engaged in conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine; obstruction of justice; and conspiracy to obstruct justice.


  1. Pretty fascinating case

    "cuz don't waist time"

    Found a Facebook profile for one of the CD, interesting to see the style of Texas traffickers vs those from Mexico, or Southern California

    1. Dirty Money tattooed on one of them arms sure don’t help keep a low profile.

    2. The original sin:
      being too ignorant to know that the Family name is Bustamante,
      with B grande, or B de Burro...
      The rest spills down from there.

    3. I didn’t know there was a regional difference between traffickers

  2. Death penalty to all drug pushers and their associates especially when employed in sensitive government positions. She could have hurt a lot of people and even children. She has most likely done other covert criminal activities. Perhaps something like the Guillotine and public to send a message for these special people in government. In God we trust indeed.

    1. I agree, but the democrats will find ways to set her free.

    2. blame the guys doing the background checks of each employee

    3. Its gonna be empty in some of those positions for a while till they get enough uncompromised employees but maybe i'll finally be able to get a job!

    4. 3:05 ever since drug trafficking ramped up for the masses from the Vietnam War to today, it has been republicans in government doing what they do best, trafficking drugs to the US and laundering money all over the world.
      --Joseph Weischelbaum would agree that the big moneyed guys never get caught, like his great protector, after he got convicted of 3 drug trafficking offenses, his Godfather did not fail him...

  3. This is just a minuscule example and proportion of how “legitimate business’ works in tandem with criminal funding/proceeds.

    Just about every major industry and businesses have been infiltrated in MX. This is why the cartels are moving heavily towards their “international” interests, up north and Far East.

    1. 5:58. Scary freaking article but like you pointed out most BB readers would agree that she's just one of many. The CI gave up some pretty good Intel. Without CI's the US would really be screwed. Look at THE TWINS FROM CHICAGO. That was truly mind boggling to me,the depths they went to. Aren't they serving like 14 years sentences(BB HELP). Much better than life. But,as their judge pointed out...the day they get free they've got targets on their backs. Maybe if they go into Witness Protection they'll have a prayer of living. Always fascinating reading BB articles and seeing what we the peanut gallery have to say. Grazie BB. Peace.

    2. 6:28 you are always welcome grandma.

  4. Times this by 100's or even 1000's and you can imagine how so many southwest towns and municipalities are often compromised.

    1. 6:37 Duh, the smaller the city the easier it is to be fully corrupted.

    2. Its scary in a way,those border towns are mexicanized and look how corrupt they are,people come to the US to escape but look what has happened?Just fact,how do you reverse and educate this mindset or moral laxity whatever you want to call it,everyone can be corrupted but the magnitude of it is not coincidence?

  5. She'll get released due to Coronavirus. Unless she snitches, she should get 5 years minimum

    1. Dont know about that Corona likes *gourdos* she is a BIG BIG GIRL. and this does not help the real good people of MEXICO trying to get into the states
      We cant trust them because someone has family somewhere in mexico and most likely that family has ties to drug dealers
      Using a Church also wow
      What surprizes me is that who ever hired her didnt ask if she had ties to drug dealers and Cartels Hope they vet better next time
      throw the book at her NO BAIL
      DISHONEST putting her greed ahead of lives that deserve better Shame on her.
      shame on nobody cking her family ties back ground.
      i hate dishonest woman Think on what lack of morals she will teach her children Lock her Up

    2. 6:54 "gordos" means fat people, GÜEY.
      Then you drone about mexicans and "using churches, whadda fack, churches are some real racqueteer influenced and corrupt organizations only surpassed by those accusing them of corruption to steal the assest mainly
      The boy scouts, are getting sued all over the place, US law enforcement are now card carrying members of the corrupt Teamsters Union, presidents of the US are drug trafficking corrupt russian assetss and money launderers and enjoy great impunity, it is like what the fack?
      This gorda did not like crash some big bank or the federal reserve with her corrupt incompetence...

  6. If the charges are proven, she needs to made an example of, and the book should be thrown at her. She is a leech on society, draining our vitality. And a big loser in life, she is. Suffer the wrath.

  7. Oh she gonna be gone for a long long time

  8. With the Mexicans comes the " culture ". And it aint good.

    1. Please share your culture anonymous, I’m sure it’s perfect and never done anything wrong.

    2. Think they mean that the Narco culture and acceptance of bribes and all that goes with it is " normal " in Mexico. A lot of Mexicans are apathetic to it while most other cultures wont accept it and root it out. Go to the border towns in Texas. Most corrupt in the state. And its because of the Mexicans.Just how they do business and they think its ok. Not all obviously but most are that way.

    3. Some "cultures" are better than others and some are worse than others.

    4. @7:45
      You might not like it, but it’s true.
      Mexican culture begets Mexico
      American culture produced America
      Kinda makes your attempt at moral relativism look shallow and thoughtless.
      This also tells me that fighting drug cartels in Mexico is a losing battle and we need to find a better way, but the answer likely starts with Mexican and American disengagement across a wide spectrum.

    5. 3:32 yeah and the muertos de hambre that never can satisfy their hunger for more because it's "manifest destiny"

    6. Well, mexicans accused of kidnapping and murdering Kiki Camarena after three days of torture and interrogations by CIA felix ismael rodriguez mendigutia, did not force president hw bush to pardon all involved and cover up his drug trafficking outfit operations in Mexico and all of LatinAmerica.

    7. 332
      Is only telling the truth,Italians are similar,the way the culture is,look at Berlusconi the old leader of Italy,in bed with mafia and everyone knew it,but hey.You say things like this and get called racist?Fuckin pathetic,even tho your mex-amer?

  9. Glad they got this mole, infiltrating our legal system, hope they throw the book at this ungreatfull lady.

  10. 8 years in a female supermax equivalent. But first make her spend every penny she and her family have on legal fees.

  11. Fatass ruca loser. No tacos in prison for you. You give a bad name to Latinas, under the thumb of one, and now, another.

  12. Just read in San Antonio paper that the feds picked up Big Boy in February this year. Operation Sinner. Going to dig deeper.Peace.

  13. Kiki Trevino operated the off shoot of Los Zetas Cartel de Noresta.This is so much bigger a story than I imagined. Is BB going to be able to give us more information? Grazie. Peace.

  14. The US gov. is BAD at vetting their own people & worse at keeping tabs on them..

  15. It's crazy how the US is getting played by seemingly everybody, China, Mexico, EU. when the world thinks you're stupid they're gonna treat you like you're stupid

    1. Stupid isn't the word, its more like tolerant, trusting, compassionate, impartial and PC to a fault!

      Ok, stupid!

  16. Shes going to prison. Zero chance of escape.

  17. Another insight into the mighty cdn and what power it holds getting information from top sources in the USA viva cdn viva los zetas


    1. Cdn saluds

      Atte Antarctic Zetaz

  18. Everybody in here agrees the book to be thrown at her, seems that trust on ladies working at city offices will not be trusted, thanks to this lady. Esponage ...more prison time.

  19. @Admins Reforma receives threatening phone call warning about criticism against AMLO -

  20. Frankie Martinez claims to be a club promoter. Hes pretty smart. Got word and ditched everything. I say theres more to it. Been watching Hoffman seems to be the new player in the game. Buisness owner and yada yada yada. Washing money is what it looks like. Pinche vatos are like rucas they wanna be noticed on facebook. Somebody show this to Frankie Martinez.

    1. Lmao.Dude you know it,rukaas with heavy duty plaster makeup pulling stupid arse poses and 3000 male friends,specially noreste sicarios

  21. I’m sure this happens every where in the Us

  22. Dayum,what a moose she is,guess who ate all the sausages?
    Girls a wrongun too,an idiot,shes ruined a good job and a big portion of her life


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