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U.S. judge sentences Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ to life plus 30 years

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the Mexican drug lord found guilty of running a murderous criminal enterprise that smuggled tons of drugs into the United States, was sentenced by a U.S. judge on Wednesday to spend the rest of his life in prison. Guzman berated the U.S. justice system, and a… Read More

D.C. Intel Exec Nabbed in Feds’ Narco Money-Laundering Sting

The founder of a Washington private intelligence company is in deep trouble with the feds for his alleged willingness to take on a risky new client: a Mexican drug cartel. On Wednesday, federal law enforcement raided the house and seized the electronics of executive Michael Bagley in connection with a… Read More

Mexican prosecutors arrest prominent lawyer in capital

AP — Mexican federal prosecutors say they have arrested a prominent lawyer on suspicion of involvement in organized crime and money laundering. A statement from the Attorney General’s Office says attorney Juan Ramón Collado was detained Tuesday in an affluent neighborhood of Mexico City after a judge authorized his arrest. Read More
8th July 2019
U.S. authorities said on Friday they were seeking a court order requiring Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to forfeit $12.7 billion following his conviction for racketeering and drug trafficking crimes earlier this year. The sum represents the total amount of cocaine, marijuana and heroin that a jury found… Read More
8th July 2019
Mexico’s attorney general’s office said on Friday that a judge issued arrest warrants for the former chief executive of state oil firm Pemex, Emilio Lozoya, three of his family members and one other person, in a graft case involving Brazilian builder Odebrecht. The Finance Ministry said in May that it presented… Read More
4th July 2019
A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s bid for a new trial, finding that misconduct by jurors during the Mexican crime lord’s drug trafficking case was not a reason to overturn their guilty verdict. Guzman sought a new trial in March after Vice News published an interview… Read More
3rd July 2019
José González Valencia is a man of many names. Among his comrades in the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación, one of the most powerful and violent drug cartels in Mexico, he is known as Chepa, Santy, and El Camaron, or the Shrimp. He is also allegedly a member of the cartel’s… Read More
20th June 2019
AP — A Mexican man arrested last year in what prosecutors called the biggest international money laundering investigation ever in San Diego has pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge. The Union-Tribune reports Manuel Reynoso Garcia admitted Tuesday that his organization moved more than $19 million in cash from… Read More
7th June 2019
AP — A Mexican federal judge has lifted an arrest warrant issued for a former head of the state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos in a corruption investigation, but says he must appear at a hearing. Prosecutors issued the warrant for Emilio Lozoya last month, saying there is evidence linking him… Read More
30th May 2019
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador made his boldest move yet to root out entrenched corruption by going after one of his predecessor’s closest aides, a former chief of state oil firm Pemex, for alleged bribery, tax fraud and other crimes. The target, Emilio Lozoya, headed Pemex from 2012 to… Read More
29th May 2019
The former chief executive of Mexican national oil company Pemex focused on enriching himself though acts of corruption which led to massive losses for the firm, the head the finance ministry’s financial intelligence unit said on Tuesday. Emilio Lozoya, who headed Pemex from 2012 to 2016, engaged in “corrupt acts… Read More
28th May 2019
Altos Hornos de Mexico, one of Mexico’s largest steelmakers, said on Monday that the Finance Ministry’s Financial Intelligence Unit had “improperly” frozen its bank accounts. AHMSA, as the steelmaker is known, said the move was “unprecedented, arbitrary and violated (its) rights” and said it would defend its rights. The Finance… Read More
24th May 2019
AP — A former executive at Mexico’s state-owned oil company who was sanctioned this week by the comptroller’s office has been identified as Pemex’s former director Emilio Lozoya by the head of the country’s financial intelligence unit. Santiago Nieto, who investigates crimes for Mexico’s finance ministry, congratulated the comptroller via… Read More