Kenneth Rijock

Kenneth Rijock

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

TIJUANA CARTEL LEADER GETS 25 YEARS IN US COURT

Benjamin Arellano-Felix, the former leader of the Tijuana Cartel, also known as the Arellano-Felix Cartel, was sentenced this week to serve 25 years in Federal Prison*. Arellano-Felix, who previously pled guilty to both RICO and Money laundering conspiracy charges, was also the subject of an Order of Criminal Forfeiture in the amount of $100m., which has apparently been reduced to a judgment.

The United States Attorney in San Diego was quoted as saying that, after he completes his sentence, the defendant will be deported to Mexico, where he still must serve 22 years in prison, due to his earlier conviction in the Mexican court system.
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*United States vs. Arellano-Felix,  Case No.: 97-cr-02520-LAB (SD CALIF)

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