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General Category => Politics => Topic started by: Chosen Daughter on May 11, 2019, 09:00:25 PM

Title: Colombian Cartel Boss Pleads Guilty to Bribing U.S. Fed with Cash, Prostitutes
Post by: Chosen Daughter on May 11, 2019, 09:00:25 PM
Colombian Cartel Boss Pleads Guilty to Bribing U.S. Fed with Cash, Prostitutes


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A top Colombian cartel boss pleaded guilty in a U.S. federal court to having bribed a top federal investigator with cash and prostitutes in order to have an indictment against him successfully dismissed.

Jose Bayron “Cacheton” Piedrahita Ceballos appeared before U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola this week in Florida where he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the government by bribing a federal agent. He is scheduled for a sentencing hearing on July 19. Federal authorities extradited Piedrahita from Colombia on April 5, 2019, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida.

Court documents obtained by Breitbart News revealed that prosecutors named Piedrahita in a 1996 federal indictment against the Cali Cartel. He also had an active arrest warrant from June 20, 1996, until October 21, 2011, when he managed to get the drug trafficking indictment dismissed.


To get the criminal charges dismissed, Piedrahita and another Colombian drug lord, Juan Carlos “Cabezon” Velasco, gave $20,000 in cash and several prostitutes to a top-ranking U.S. Homeland Security Investigations agent in the area. Court documents revealed that HIS Agent Cristopher Ciccione was the case agent for a large-scale drug trafficking operation targeting the Cali Cartel called Cornerstone.
Velasco arranged for a meeting between Ciccione and Piedrahita in Bogota where the drug lords treated the agent with expensive dinners, drinks, and prostitutes in order to get him to help them avoid prosecution.

https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/05/11/colombian-cartel-boss-pleads-guilty-to-bribing-u-s-fed-with-cash-and-prostitutes/ (https://www.breitbart.com/border/2019/05/11/colombian-cartel-boss-pleads-guilty-to-bribing-u-s-fed-with-cash-and-prostitutes/)

Nice. 

Title: Re: Colombian Cartel Boss Pleads Guilty to Bribing U.S. Fed with Cash, Prostitutes
Post by: Smokin Joe on May 12, 2019, 08:15:18 AM
$20g's and some favors for an investigtor?

Makes you wonder what the rate is for Local LEOs, Feds, Judges, Congressmen, Senators?


(Come on, you didn't really think folks living nicely in some of the most expensive towns in the US were getting to be millionaires just on low six figure salaries, did you?)
Title: Re: Colombian Cartel Boss Pleads Guilty to Bribing U.S. Fed with Cash, Prostitutes
Post by: libertybele on May 12, 2019, 09:02:44 AM
$20g's and some favors for an investigtor?

Makes you wonder what the rate is for Local LEOs, Feds, Judges, Congressmen, Senators?


(Come on, you didn't really think folks living nicely in some of the most expensive towns in the US were getting to be millionaires just on low six figure salaries, did you?)

It has also been reported that some of our border patrol agents are being bribed as well.  Perhaps a bigger crisis going on in this country is a lack of morality and lack of integrity in our government and throughout our society in general!  GOD Help Us!  (I very humbly ask).
Title: Re: Colombian Cartel Boss Pleads Guilty to Bribing U.S. Fed with Cash, Prostitutes
Post by: InHeavenThereIsNoBeer on May 12, 2019, 06:55:46 PM
How is he being tried in the US for acts committed in Columbia?
Title: Re: Colombian Cartel Boss Pleads Guilty to Bribing U.S. Fed with Cash, Prostitutes
Post by: Smokin Joe on May 12, 2019, 10:43:43 PM
How is he being tried in the US for acts committed in Columbia?
Did the bribes occur on US territory (embassy or annex)? If so, they were done in American Jurisdiction.