Skip to comments.Sierra Vista couple forfeits vehicles, properties, in drug-smuggling case
Posted on 08/03/2013 7:18:49 AM PDT by SandRat
A Sierra Vista couple pleaded guilty Friday to marijuana trafficking and money laundering for 12 years, during which time they accumulated several properties and vehicles.
Husband and wife, Juan Manuel Alvarado-Fajardo and Neriah Kidebar Morin-Alvarado, each pleaded guilty in Cochise County Superior Court to one count of conducting a criminal enterprise between January 2000 through October 2012.
"The couple admitted they engaged in money laundering and transporting marijuana in order to sell it," Stephanie Grisham, spokeswoman for the Arizona Attorney General's office, said in a news release. "The investigation revealed they had amassed a large amount of property and wealth through their illegal activities by laundering the proceeds of their drug transactions through the purchase of several properties in the Sierra Vista area."
A search warrant issued in October 2012 revealed that the Alvarados had $98,600 cash in a safety deposit box at a local bank, and their savings account held more than $35,000.
Along with the cash, the couple had 10 vehicles registered to them and owned 11 properties in the Sierra Vista area.
The plea agreement entered by the couple required them to forfeit eight vehicles, 10 properties, and all of the cash that was seized, Grisham said.
The couple will be sentenced Sept. 12. They each face a minimum of probation or a maximum term of imprisonment of almost nine years.
The case was a joint investigation conducted by U.S. Border Patrol, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Special Investigation Section of the Arizona Attorney General's Office with assistance from U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, the Sierra Vista Police Department, the Bisbee Police Department, the Cochise County Sheriff's Department and the Office of Inspector General for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, Grisham said.
It looks so easy on weeds.
Ah, the Latino name game! A cursory check in Mexico or the Caymans will turn up substantial ACCOUNTS IN EACH OR ANY OF THE names above.
Check for EBT cards. Check for relatives. Someday the Gringo Bureaucracy ... which in the SW is already a Mexican bureaucracy that knows all about it ... will wise up ... if indeed they want to!
The stuff they have allowed to be confiscated? That is el pilón the stuff you have ready to give to los pinches gringos federales.
My bet is they will get probation.
How about their dozen properties in Mexico?
Having anything of value in Sorry Vista, let alone the “empire” these folks were building, is going to draw tons of interest from the yokels. Their neighbors probably ratted them out to the sheriff.
Shhh. You’re spilling Los frijoles.
Most people don’t realize what Affirmative Action has done to federal employment in the Nuevo estados de Mexico.
Walk in to a federal building in Tucson or Phoenix and Leticia will greet you, Teresita will check on that file for you, Antonio (Leticia’s cousin) will escort you out if you act up (he’s Federal Protective Service), and Juan Manuel Gutierrez-Hernandez De Soto oversees it all from his position as the Department Head.
The Americans, right? The descendants of Jefferson.
Every one of them is related to some one like the two Mexican Mafia types who just negotiated minuscule sentences in this article.
The eyes and ears of the massive crime familias that dominate north and south of the border.
The innocents of America have no clue what is coming with this invasion and takeover.
“Collecting And Observing” by our Police State’s Finest...
Sí, Aztlán is alive and well. ¿Los gringos están bien pendejados, no?
We are now citizens (OK, give another 5 years) of this hemisphere's northernmost Latin American country. ¡Viva Aztlán!