Thu Apr 5, 2012, 11:07 PM
alp227 (23,231 posts)
US court jails Mexican drug gangster blamed for 1,500 hits
A top Mexican drug gangster of the Juárez cartel who is blamed for more than 1,500 killings including that of a US consulate employee has been sentenced to life in prison by an American court.
Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez pleaded guilty in El Paso district court to 11 counts that included conspiracy, racketeering and murder. Judge Kathleen Cardone gave Acosta seven concurrent life terms, three additional consecutive life terms and 20 years in federal prison.
Acosta allegedly headed La Linea, the Juárez cartel's enforcement arm. Mexican authorities say the former police officer admitted to ordering more than 1,500 killings after being captured in July with his bodyguard in the northern Mexico city of Chihuahua.
Mexico extradited Acosta to the US three weeks ago.
Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/06/us-jails-mexican-drug-gangster
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Response to alp227 (Original post)
Thu Apr 5, 2012, 11:43 PM
midnight (24,519 posts)
1. Won't these jail sentences be a losing battle as long as Wall Street launders this drug money?
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Response to Lasher (Reply #3)
Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:44 PM
Alcibiades (5,056 posts)
7. As bad as prison probably is in Mexico
for most inmates, he probably would have been better off there-last year, officials discovered a "luxury suite" that had been vacated by someone and used as the prize in a raffle. Of course, "no one knows" who originally had the suite built, because "the prisoners won't say." Yeah, right. I'm sure no one in the prison staff noticed when this was built.
You have to see the photos. It looks like a cosy little apartment.
Response to Posteritatis (Reply #8)
Sat Apr 7, 2012, 01:26 PM
Lasher (22,228 posts)
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