Archive for July, 2011

“El Diego” Second In Command Of La Linea Cartel Arrested By Mexican Federal Police And Military

La Linea drug lord implicated in 1,500 homicides, including the March 2010 murder of a U.S. Consulate worker and two Americans in Juarez.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 31, 2011

Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico – On Friday, José Antonio Acosta Hernández, aka, “El Diego,” “El Blablazo” or “El 10” known as second-in-command of La Linea Cartel and an associate leader of the Juarez Cartel was arrested by Mexican Federal Police and the Military Police. Acosta Hernández was taken into custody along with his chief body guard Jesús Antonio Mancinas Sandoval, 33, in the city of Chihuahua at the Colinas El Sol neighborhood, according to the Mexican Federal Secretary of Public Safety (SSP).
The SSP reported that Acosta Hernández and Sandoval were involved in a brief gunfire confrontation with Federal Police and the military when they tried to raid a residence where both suspects were believed hiding. Both suspects managed to flee from the residence in a Jetta, but were later stopped by the military. Acosta Hernández and Sandoval were taken back to the residence for interrogation. The suspects were taken into custody and transferred to Mexico City for further processing.
Acosta Hernández works under José Luis Ledezma, aka, “El JL” leader of La Linea, which is the armed branch of the Juarez Cartel. Ledezma is one of the lieutenants under Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, aka, “El Viceroy,” the main leader of the Juarez Cartel.
Intelligence shared between the Mexican government and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and information gathered from the 2010 arrests of Jesús Armando Acosta Guerrero, aka, “El 35,” Luis Carlos Vásquez Barragán, aka, “El 20” and Rogelio Segovia Hernández, aka, “El Royser” provided how the operation functioned in both La Linea and the Juarez Cartels.
Acosta Hernández is a former Director of the Chihuahua State Police confessed to authorities that he ordered at least 1,500 homicides in Juarez and the Capitol city of Chihuahua. He is responsible for the massacre of 15 high school students that were killed during a party at the Villa de Salvarcar neighborhood on January 31, 2010. He is also implicated in the triple murder of three Americans on March 13, 2010, including Lesley Enriquez who worked for the U.S. Consulate in Juarez.
Last Summer, Jesus Ernesto Chavez Castillo, a member of La Linea arrested in connection with the murders of the three Americans confessed to Mexican authorities that Acosta Hernández gave him orders to kill Enriquez.
Acosta Hernández ordered the murder of Sandra Ivonne Salas Garcia, Assistant of Internal Affairs for the Chihuahua State Attorney’s Office on June 30, 2010, including the 2008 murders of municipal police and ministry officers, the homicides of 19 people in a rehab drug treatment center and the October 22, 2010 massacre of 13 teenagers in the Horizontes del Sol neighborhood, the SSP reported.
La Linea fought with the Cartel del Pacifico and the Sinaloa Cartel for control of Juarez. Then, Acosta Hernández hired Los Aztecas as an armed enforcer group to help the Juarez Cartel take control of the city of Juarez.
A $15 million pesos ($1,153,846 U.S.) reward had been offered for information leading to his arrest.

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Lopez, Texas Fugitive Extradited From Mexico

Fugitive was living illegally in Mexico.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 30, 2011

Mexico City – On Friday, the U.S. Marshals Service reported that Simon Lopez, 26, wanted for the murder of a 1-year-old child and charged in Tyler, Texas, with capital murder and assault has been extradited to the U.S. from Mexico. Lopez was arrested on Thursday by Mexican Federal Police in the state of Querétaro without incident and then turned over to the U.S. Marshals Service in Mexico. Deputy Marshals took custody of Lopez at the Mexican airport and returned to Houston for processing and criminal proceedings against Lopez.
Mexico’s National Institute of Migration determined that Lopez was living in Mexico illegally and expelled him.
Lopez was on the U.S. Marshals Service 15 most wanted list and a reward of $25,000 was being offered leading to his arrest.
The U.S. Marshals Service reported that Lopez was babysitting his girlfriend’s two young toddlers, ages and 3, while she went to work on the morning of Nov. 23, 2010. Soon after, Lopez contacted the children’s aunt and notified her Jeremy Sylva, 1, was not breathing. Lopez then dropped the child off at the aunt’s house. The young boy was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead.
The medical examiners determined he died from a torn atrium in his hear due to blunt force trauma to his chest. They also discovered other signs of abuse including strangulation, broken ribs and severe bruising over the child’s body.
Police caught up with Lopez in a Dallas apartment and when they tried to take him into custody, Lopez struggled with the officers. He unsuccessfully tried to take one of the officer’s weapon and then escaped from the scene.

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Wheeler Police Chief Charged With 9 Felony Counts For Having Sexual Contact With Teens

Police Chief Wayerski on suicide watch after getting busted for having sex with two boys.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 30, 2011

Wheeler, WI – On Friday, Dunn County District Attorney James Peterson during a court hearing requested a change of venue for the criminal case against Wheeler Police Chief Gary L. Wayerski, 55, of Menomonie. Peterson transferred Wayerski’s case to Eau Claire County for prosecution. 
Wayerski was charged in Dunn County with nine felony counts including having multiple sexual contact with several boys ages 16 and 17 at his residence, according to the criminal complaint. Wayerski is charged with misconduct in office, two counts for causing child to expose genitals, two counts exposing child to pornography, two counts for exposing child over 13 to view and listen to sexual material, and two counts of child enticement.
Wayerski was ordered not to have contact with the two teenagers and has been place in administrative leave from the Wheeler Police Department pending the outcome of the case.
WSAW dot com reported that Wayerski provided alcohol in energy drinks and pornographic movies to the teens. The 17-year-old boy told investigators he had sex with Wayerski about 30 times since march and the 16-year-old boy admitted to having sexual contact with Wayerski about 10 to 15 times between March to July.
The teens met Wayerski when he busted them in March for a church burglary on July 16 and then offered to mentor both boys. The teens said Wayerski threaten them with jail, if they exposed the sexual encounters.
When Dunn County Sheriff investigators and police went to Wayerski’s residence, they discovered his home computer was taken apart and the hard-drive was missing. Wayerski apparently admitted contact with the teens and gave statements consistent with the teens allegations to sheriff investigators. 
Wayerski told investigators that the teens had access to alcohol when they visited his home and he didn’t attempt to stop them from drinking. At times, the teens got into his computer without his permission and watched porno, according to the complaint.
Wayerski during the interview with investigators said that he wanted to commit suicide and remains in a suicide watch at a local hospital.

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Two Men Charged In The Drowning Death Of A Homeless Man

Witness saw two suspects pick up homeless man and throw him over the W. Wisconsin Ave. bridge head first into the river.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 29, 2011

Milwaukee – On Friday, Tracy M. Edwards, 52, and Timothy Larod Carr, 44, were charged with felony party to a crime of recklessly endangering safety in Tuesday’s downtown drowning death of Johnny Eugene Jordan, 43. Edwards, Carr and Jordan, aka, “Monk” are all homeless.
The criminal complaint states, a witness saw Edwards and Carr arguing with Jordan on the W. Wisconsin Ave. bridge over the Milwaukee River when both men picked up Jordan and then threw him over the bridge head first. The witness pulled over before 10:00 p.m. and came over to help. As Carr went over the side and jumped into the river to help Jordan.
A Milwaukee police officer arrived shortly and threw a life preserver attached to a rope at the men on the river. Carr was able to grab the preserver, but Jordan went under. Firefighters later recovered the body from the river, according to the complaint.
Both Edwards and Carr are facing up to 12 years in prison and $25,000 in fines each, if convicted.
Twenty years ago, Edwards gain notoriety after he escaped from Jeffrey Dahmer’s Oxford Apartments at the 800 block of N. 25th St. on July 1991 and exposed Dahmer’s horrific and gruesome serial killings to police.

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Milwaukee County Board Passed Redistricting Plan To Cut One Supervisor District

County redistricting plan creates two Hispanic majority Districts.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 29, 2011

Milwaukee – On Thursday, the Milwaukee County Board voted 13-6 to approve a redistricting plan eliminating Supervisor Joseph Rice’s 6th District and creating two predominately Hispanic Districts. The plan goes before County Executive Chris Abele for his signature.
By eliminating the North Shore 6th District, the number of Districts will drop to 18 from the current 19 in 2012. In mid June, Rice filed a lawsuit in Circuit Court and on Wednesday he entered a motion asking for an injunction of the current plan claiming the Board didn’t allow enough time for public input when it passed a preliminary plan.
The Milwaukee County redistricting plan passed on Thursday creates two Hispanic voting-age majority Districts. The 4th District will have a 50.6% Hispanic voting-age majority and the 12th District will have a 65.9% Hispanic voting-age majority. But the recently approved Milwaukee County redistricting plan could be jeopardize by the state Republican redistricting plan SB-148 that was also passed. Most local and county governments have to adjust their redistricting boundaries to conform with the state plan.
Governor Scott Walker (R) has yet to sign SB-148 into law.
Voting in favor of the Milwaukee County redistricting plan were Supervisors, Eyon Biddle Sr., Gerry P. Broderick, Marina Dimitrijevic, Jason Haas, Nikiya Q. Harris, Lee Holloway, Willie Johnson Jr., Theodore A. Lipscomb, Michael Mayo Sr., Peggy A. Romo West, James “Luigi” Schmitt, Johnny L. Thomas and John F. Weishan Jr.
Supervisors opposed were, Mark Borkowski, Paul M. Cesarz, Lynne De Bruin, Patricia Jursik, Joseph Rice and Joe Sanfelippo.

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Salvadorian MS-13 Leader Convicted In Virginia For Child Prostitution And Human Trafficking

MS-13 gang leader facing from 15 years to life in a federal prison.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 28, 2011

Alexandria, VA – On Thursday, Jose Ciro Juarez-Santamaria, 24, a Salvadorian national and an MS-13 gang leader was convicted for sex trafficking of a 12-year-old minor for prostitution. Juarez-Santamaria forced the female minor runaway into prostitution the day after he met her. She performed $40 sex acts for fifteen minutes and higher depending requests from clients in Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland from October to December 2009, according to a May 20, federal indictment.
He was convicted on federal charges for conspiracy, sex trafficking, and transportation of a minor for prostitution. He faces from 15 years to life in prison when he is sentenced on October 28, 2011.
Both the U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) investigated the case and brought charges against Juarez-Santamaria. 
An ICE press release stated, that court records and evidence indicated Juarez-Santamaria joined MS-13 while in El Salvador. He was a leader of the Pinos Locos clique of MS-13 and known by the gang as “Sniper.” At a Halloween party in Oxon Hill, Md. on October 31, 2009, Juarez-Santamaria met a 12-year-old runaway who asked for his help in finding a place to stay. Instead, the very next day, Juarez-Santamaria began providing the minor with alcohol and marijuana and then prostituting the victim throughout the metro-D.C. area.

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José Ciro Juarez-Santamaria

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El Ponchis Sentenced To 3 Years In Mexican Juvenile Detention For Homicides, Illegal Weapons And Drugs

Child executioner for the South Pacific Cartel to be freed from detention in several years.

By H. Nelson Goodson
July 26, 2011

Miacatlán, Morelos, Mexico – On Tuesday, the infamous Edgar Jiménez Lugo, 14, aka, “El Ponchis,” also known as the child executioner for the South Pacific Cartel (SPC) was convicted and sentenced to three years detention in the Mexican juvenile justice system, according to José Manuel Serrano, prosecutor for the Morelos State Unitary Tribunal for Juveniles (UTJ). Serrano in a press release stated, that was convicted multiple counts of organized crime delinquency, four homicides, kidnapping, illegal possession of military weapons and drugs (marijuana and cocaine).
About 40 witnesses had testified during the week long close-door trial that left the public and media from attending the proceedings. The state of Morelos or the federal Mexican government don’t have stiffer sentences for children who commit felony crimes.
Lugo admitted of being a U.S. Citizen. He was born in San Diego, California and was being raised by his grandmother while in Mexico. His mother, Yolanda Jiménez Lugo was taken into custody for illegal re-entry into the U.S. in San Diego by U.S. Border Patrol shortly after El Ponchis arrest.
On December 2, he was taken into custody at the Mariano Matamoros Airport in Cuernavaca, Morelos by the Mexican military while boarding a flight to Tijuana along with one of his sisters. Elizabeth Jiménez Lugo, 19, and Lina Éricka Jiménez Lugo, 23, were also taken into custody.
Military police found two weapons, including a semi-automatic 9mm handgun on Lugo’s luggage, small bags of cocaine and marijuana were found on Lugo and cell phones with photos of his victims while being tortured and killed, according to the preliminary arrest report.
El Ponchis and his sisters resided in Tejalpa, within the municipality of Jiutepec. He worked under Jusús Radilla Hernández or Julio Jesús Padilla Hernández, aka, “E Negro,” leader of the SPC who is wanted by the Mexican government. One of Lugo’s sister was expecting a child from El Negro.
Lugo gained notoriety after posting videos torturing and cutting the throats of some of his victims on the Internet.

Outdoor news conference in December between Edgar Jiménez Lugo, aka, El Ponchis and reporters at posted link: http://bit.ly/ekkHAQ

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