THANKS OBAMA: Life Sentences of 4 Mexican Cartel Kingpins Commuted

 THANKS OBAMA: Life Sentences of 4 Mexican Cartel Kingpins Commuted

Four family members who ran one of the largest cartel smuggling operations in south Texas had their life in prison sentences commuted and will likely be returning to this border city from where they ran their criminal empire. One of the main destinations that the criminal organizations delivered drugs to was Chicago, Illinois.

This week, outgoing President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 209 convicted criminals and pardoned 64 others. The majority of the convictions were from drug trafficking or production offenses.

Four of those convicted criminals who had been sentenced to life in prison will be released by May 17. They ran a criminal organization made up of close to 80 men and women who worked with Mexico’s Gulf Cartel to move between 100,000 to almost 750,000 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. during a 10-year period. The drugs were moved into Houston and then distributed to Atlanta, Chicago, and other major metropolitan areas.

From WhiteHouse.gov:

    • Cesar Moreno, Sr. – Roma, TX
      Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 1,000 kilograms of marijuana; conspiracy to commit money laundering; Southern District of Texas Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $25,000 fine (April 27, 2001) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017 and unpaid balance of the $25,000 fine remitted.

 

    • Eduardo Moreno – Roma, TX
      Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 1,000 kilograms of marijuana; money laundering, aiding and abetting (two counts); Southern District of Texas Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $25,000 fine (March 30, 2001) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017 and unpaid balance of the $25,000 fine remitted.

 

    • Lazaro Moreno – Roma, TX
      Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 1,000 kilograms of marijuana; conspiracy to commit money laundering; Southern District of Texas Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $25,000 fine (April 12, 2001) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017 and unpaid balance of the $25,000 fine remitted.

 

    • Luis Moreno – Roma, TX
      Offense: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana; conspiracy to commit money laundering; Southern District of Texas Sentence: Life imprisonment; five years’ supervised release; $25,000 fine (April 27, 2001) Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to expire on May 17, 2017 and unpaid balance of the $25,000 fine remitted.

 

H/T: Breitbart

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