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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Oregon Man Pleads Guilty to Supplying CJNG with Weapons

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David Acosta-Rosales served as the leader of a high-volume gun trafficking cell operating in the Portland area.

A Mexican national residing in Portland pleaded guilty today for his leadership role in a conspiracy to illegally obtain high-powered semi-automatic rifles and high-grade firearms in and around the Portland area and smuggle them into Mexico for use by the Jalisco New Generational Cartel (CJNG).

David Acosta-Rosales, 51, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to make false statements in connection with the acquisition of firearms.

According to court documents, since at least September 2019, Acosta-Rosales served as the leader of a high-volume gun trafficking cell operating in the Portland area. In this role, Acosta-Rosales received orders and requests for high-powered semi-automatic rifles, high-grade firearms, and explosive devices from co-conspirators in Mexico affiliated with CJNG. Acosta-Rosales received hundreds of thousands of dollars to operate the scheme, recruited numerous straw purchasers to make illegal gun purchases, obliterated serial numbers on the guns, and organized the transfer and transportation of the guns from Oregon to Mexico. In total, the conspiracy involved the transfer of more than 100 guns to Mexico.

On October 6, 2020, a federal grand jury in Portland returned a 52-count indictment charging Acosta-Rosales and 10 associates with conspiracy, making false statements in connection with the acquisition of firearms, possessing and receiving firearms with obliterated serial numbers, and smuggling goods from the United States.

Acosta-Rosales faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release. He will be sentenced on December 6, 2021, before U.S. District Court Judge Karin J. Immergut. As part of his plea agreement, Acosta-Rosales has agreed to forfeit any criminally derived assets involved in the commission of his crimes identified by the government prior to sentencing.

Seven of Acosta-Rosales’ co-conspirators have pleaded guilty and are awaiting sentencing. The remaining three are pending trial.

Source DOJ


  1. Replies
    1. 10 years, 259,000 fine you call that a slap on the wrist. Lol

    2. For all those guns sold and all those people they will kill because of him..
      Yes, slap on the wrist..

    3. At 853 no comprende
      That is not a slap on the wrist.

    4. Now now now ....
      2 months in jail,
      100 fine

      Now that is a slap on the wrist.

      $250,000 fine +
      10 years in prison.
      That is no slap on the wrist.

  2. Almo wake up now can you see who is sending guns to Mexico, yes your people, Whitey A. Coyote is ready to bite your ear off. And here your suing the gun manufacturer give me a break.

  3. Replies
    1. Yes those straw buyers don't realize, the guns are to kill human beings, thanks straw buyers.

  4. 2:21 and also they don't realize the guns are going for the purpose, of killing other persons, plus innocent people.
    Did they think it's for hunting ducks.

  5. Almo will let the Talban, sorry mean cartels grow.. Biden will help with open borders. What a pair

    1. Da Carlos are the Border Agents still changing diapers of migrants?
      Shout out to Hearst, Sol love you all. Stay off da mota.

    2. Hey there Rubio. What’s good playboy!

  6. For the person who said slap on the wrist, I understand your sentiment, but realistically their are not many places in the first world where he would get tougher punishment than the US. Especially every other western country, he would really get a slap on the wrist, as murderers are let out after 15-20 years all over Europe and Canada. This type of crime in Canada would be a joke, they let out the guy that killed amd eat a person on a city bus after a few years and covered up the release so the public would have no clue.

    1. He will be OUT in less than 8 years lol
      Places like China or Philippines would get him killed!
      Yes, slap on the wrist.

    2. 10:45 are you an American judge?
      The article states he is getting 10 years, $250,000 fine, I sure don't call that a fkn slap on wrist.
      Slap on the wrist is when curupt Mexican judges set criminals that killed someone, within a week once the bribe is paid.

    3. No poncho, that's curuption not a slap on the wrist. Learn the difference


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