World Mexican drug lord's daughter sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for violating Kingpin Act: DOJ
DOJ pledges to no longer seize reporters’ records; White House says it was unaware of NYT gag order
The Justice Department (DOJ) on Saturday said it will no longer secretly obtain reporters’ records during investigations into leaks of classified information, after the New York Times revealed that it had been the subject of a gag order amid a court fight over efforts to obtain its reporters’ email records. DOJ said it had completed a review of the instances in which it had been seeking reporters’ records as part of leak investigations, and informed the reporters involved.
The daughter of alleged Mexicanboss Nemesio Ruben Oseguera Cervantes, aka "El Mencho," was sentenced to 30 months in prison Friday.
Jessica Johanna Oseguera Gonzalez, a 34-year-old dual U.S.-Mexican citizen, pleaded guilty in March to violating the Kingpin Act, which prohibits Americans from having financial dealings with companies that aid narcotics traffickers.
Gonzalez was arrested in 2020 when she traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend the trial of her brother Ruben, aka "El Menchito," who is facing drug and weapons charges. She has been in jail for the past 15 months.
Jason Chaffetz: Justice Department losing trust of the American people. Here's why
Doing a little light reading of the quarterly report from the Justice Department Office of Inspector General (OIG) last week, I came across an interesting pattern: the DOJ may be the safest place in America to break the law. Because if you work there, your prosecution is most likely to be declined. One of the odd byproducts of being a former House Oversight Committee chairman is a strange fascination with the independent investigations of misconduct within the federal government. You can learn a lot about the stories our media is choosing not to tell from these routine reports.
The six businesses – which include a tequila brand, sushi restaurant, and advertising company – were designated for providing "material support to the narcotics trafficking activities of the [Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion]."
Her father, El Mencho, is the head of that cartel, according to the Department of Justice.
The U.S. government is currently offering afor information leading to the arrest of El Mencho, one of the largest rewards ever offered.
The DOJ describes Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion as one of the most powerful drug cartels in the world due to its "disciplined command and control, sophisticated money laundering techniques, efficient drug transportation routes, and extreme violence."
One of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez's killers jailed for 32 years .
A Mexican judge on Thursday sentenced one of the murderers of acclaimed journalist and AFP contributor Javier Valdez to 32 years and three months in prison for the killing, which sparked international condemnation. The 50-year-old was a prominent chronicler of Mexico's deadly drug wars and known for writing articles critical of powerful gangs such as notorious kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's Sinaloa cartel. A judge handed down the sentence against Juan Francisco Picos Berrueta for his role as co-perpetrator and organizer of the May 2017 murder in the northern state of Sinaloa, the prosecutor's office said.