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  • Colombian drug lord gets life in prison following joint law enforcement investigation

    01/15/2009 5:45:36 PM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 353+ views
    ICE.gov ^ | January 14, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/0901/090114tampa.htm January 14, 2009 Colombian drug lord gets life in prison following joint law enforcement investigation TAMPA, Fla. - A high ranking member of a Colombian drug cartel was sentenced here to life in prison Monday following a multi-agency investigation comprised of several federal agencies including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Ivan Gonzalez-Bejarano, 48, linked to the Cali Cartel, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday to a term of life imprisonment for conspiracy to import and distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine. The joint federal investigation, that spanned...
  • Infamous Colombia Kingpin En Route to U.S.

    12/04/2004 3:06:34 AM PST · by Snapple · 14 replies · 566+ views
    Washington Post/AP ^ | 12-04-2004 | Andrew Selsky
    BOGOTA, Colombia - Drug kingpin Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela, wearing handcuffs and a bulletproof vest, flew late Friday aboard U.S. government plane for trial in the United States, becoming the most powerful Colombian trafficker to ever be extradited to the United States.
  • Cali Cartel Boss Sent to U.S. on Drug Charges

    12/03/2004 9:52:48 PM PST · by bd476 · 10 replies · 923+ views
    Yahoo Reuters ^ | December 3, 2004 | By Hugh Bronstein
    "Cali Cartel Boss Sent to U.S. on Drug Charges" Cali Cartel Boss Sent to U.S. on Drug Charges 2 hours, 24 minutes ago By Hugh Bronstein BOGOTA, Colombia (Reuters) - "The former boss of the Cali drug cartel, who once controlled most of the world's cocaine trade, was sent to the United States on Friday to face trafficking and money laundering charges. Reuters Photo   Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela, 65, was one of the last of Colombia's legendary outlaws to run the cocaine business from jungle laboratories to foreign distribution. He is the highest-profile criminal ever extradited from this Andean country...
  • Subversion in the Senate: Kerry's Communist Constituency

    10/29/2004 9:30:27 AM PDT · by Fedora · 43 replies · 7,814+ views
    Original FReeper research | 10/29/2004 | Fedora
    John Kerry's Fellow TravellersA 5-part series exposing John Kerry's Communist connections.Part 4: Subversion in the Senate: Kerry's Communist ConstituencyBy Fedora *NOTE: The term "fellow traveller" as used in this article series refers to someone who is not a member of the Communist Party (CP) but regularly engages in actions which advance the Party's program. Some apparent fellow travellers may actually be "concealed party members": members of the CP who conceal their membership. Which of these classifications is applicable to the Kerrys is a question this series leaves unresolved. This series does not argue for any direct evidence of Richard or...
  • Feds: Colombian brothers ran large drug operation from prison

    12/22/2003 10:11:29 PM PST · by witnesstothefall · 203+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 23, 2003 | Ken Thomas
    MIAMI — Two brothers who helped found the Cali cartel resumed running their billion-dollar drug operation from inside their Colombian prison cells, federal authorities said Monday in announcing their indictments. The 12-year investigation into the drug trafficking and money-laundering operations of Miguel Rodriguez-Orejuela and Gilberto Rodriguez-Orejuela was one of the largest in U.S. history, U.S. Attorney Marcos Jimenez said. The brothers and nine associates were named in federal indictments that were unsealed Monday. "The Cali cartel led by the Rodriguez-Orejuela brothers have been poisoning the streets of America for too many years," Jimenez said. The brothers have been incarcerated for...