Family sends letters to US judge to ask for clemency for the daughter of ‘El Mencho’ (PHOTO)

Letters that ‘El Mencho’s family sent to the US to ask for clemency for his daughter come to light. Jessica’s mother Jo...

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  • Letters that ‘El Mencho’s family sent to the US to ask for clemency for his daughter come to light.
  • Jessica’s mother Johana Oseguera González “La Negra” tries to persuade a judge before her daughter’s sentence.
  • They ask her to take into account that she has two children and that she does charity work.

After the detention of the wife of drug lord Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, ‘El Mencho’, and the kidnapping of two Navy officers attributed to the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG), the letters that the drug trafficker’s family has sent to Judge Berly A. Howell, of the District of Columbia, in the United States, have been released. The letters ask for clemency for his daughter, Jessica Johana Oseguera González “La Negra”, who is detained in that country, according to information published by Sin embargo.

In recent days, the capo’s family has made headlines after Mexican authorities arrested Rosalinda González and then a federal judge ordered preventive detention for her. The video of the exact moment when she was arrested by federal officials has circulated on social media.


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After this, the CJNG’s reaction was immediate. They kidnapped two Navy officers and held them for several days until they were found alive in Puerto Vallarta, after being kidnapped in the city of Zapopan, in the state of Jalisco. The Attorney General’s Office handled the case of the kidnapped officials.

The wife of “El Mencho”, locked up in a women’s prison in the state of Morelos, adjacent to Mexico City, will face the charge of operating resources of illicit origin that weighs against her while she’s in prison.


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After these events, three letters that women who claim to be close to the daughter of the CJNG boss sent to the United States authorities have come to light. Two are written in Spanish and only one in English. Basically they advocate for the woman who is imprisoned in that country. The media states that the letters were signed by Rosalinda González Valencia, mother of the detainee, as well as Laisha Michelle Oseguera González, her sister, and a cousin identified as Melissa.

The women appeal to the goodwill of the authorities and ask that when she is sentenced it be taken into account that “La Negra” has two children. They even try to convince authorities by saying that her 5-year-old daughter continuously cries because her mother is not around. Filed Under: Letters Mencho clemency daughter


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Her mother explains that her daughter is a responsible person and writes: “Jessica has always been a very good and responsible daughter, despite the fact that she got pregnant while studying at the university, she finished her studies and she got a degree in marketing. After getting her degree, she dedicated herself to working and taking care of her children.”

In addition, in her attempt to touch authorities’ hearts, she said that her eldest daughter has become a mother to her brother Rubén’s children. He has also been detained since 2015 and was extradited to the United States. She tells authorities an anecdote about how for one Christmas the detainee raised money to buy toys and deliver them to “a very poor neighborhood” and that those children had never dreamt of ever, “receiving a bicycle as a gift for Christmas.”


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But there is another letter that is dated the same day. This one is from Laisha Michelle, who says she is only 19 years old and is currently in the third semester of her business administration and entrepreneurship degree. She explains to the Judge that her sister has been like her second mother because, “she has always been there and she has unconditionally supported me and taken care of me.”

In addition, she takes the opportunity to tell her that the Jessica’s youngest daughter needs her and misses her, since neither of them will be able to recover the time that “La Negra” has already lost while being in jail. Meanwhile, the third letter, written in English by her cousin Melissa, states that the prisoner, “learned her lesson,” and, “will not repeat her crimes in the future.” Filed Under: Letters Mencho clemency daughter

Letters on behalf of Mencho’s daughter: HOW WAS THE DRUG TRAFFICKER’S DAUGHTER ARRESTED?

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It should be noted that “La Negra” was arrested on February 26, 2020 in Washington when her brother Rubén Oseguera González “El Menchito”, who is also detained in the United States, arrived at a hearing. Jessica is Mexican-American, and faced charges related to her alleged participation in five companies that offer material support to the international drug trafficking activities of the CJNG. These companies were identified in 2015 as narcotics traffickers by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the Department of the Treasury.

On June 11 the daughter of ‘El Mencho’ of the CJNG was sentenced to 30 months in prison. At that time she pleaded guilty and the 33-year-old woman will be released on April 13, 2022, which means she will be in federal prison for 26 months, discounting the time that has passed since she was apprehended. She is accused of owning and managing six businesses listed by the United States Department of the Treasury, and of laundering drug money.


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A few days ago, the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena) reported that Rosalinda González, alleged financial operator of the CJNG, was arrested by members of the Army and the Prosecutor’s Office in Zapopan, a western state of Jalisco, where the cartel originated. Like her, her children Jessica Johanna and Rubén Oseguera González, “El Menchito”, are imprisoned, but they’re in the United States.

Rubén was arrested on June 23, 2015 and had been involved in the importation and distribution of drugs to the United States since 2011. Jessica Johanna was captured in February 2020, in Washington, when she was trying to see her brother. In June of this year, she was sentenced to 30 months in prison for participating in financial deals with six companies sanctioned for financing the CJNG. Filed Under: Letters Mencho clemency daughter

Letters on behalf of Mencho’s daughter: WHAT OTHER RELATIVES OF THE DRUG TRAFFICKER ARE IN JAIL?

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The list of people close to “El Mencho” who are imprisoned includes his brother-in-law Abigael González Valencia, who was arrested in 2015 in Puerto Vallarta and is currently being held in the Altiplano Prison awaiting his extradition.

From the same Michoacan clan, and Rosalinda’s brothers, Gerardo, Elvis, Arnulfo, Ulises and José González Valencia were also captured between 2016 and 2019. The latter was extradited last week from Brazil to the United States for drug trafficking from 2006 to 2016.


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Originally from Apatzingán, Michoacán, where she was born in 1958, Rosalinda González Valencia is part of a clan of 17 siblings, known as “Los Cuinis”. They are led by Abigael González Valencia “El Cuini” and José González Valencia, “La Chepa”, who are both prisoners today. From a young age, like many Michoacanos, Rosalinda migrated to Northern California, where she worked in packing plants and cleaning houses. It was there that she met her husband Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, “El Mencho”, who became the leader of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel (CJNG).

The marriage produced Laisha, Jessica Johanna and Rubén Oseguera González, “El Menchito”. At least these last two were born in the United States, where Jessica Johanna was sentenced last June to two and a half years in prison. It is also where her brother Rubén returned when he was extradited in 2020 to face a trial for drug trafficking. Filed Under: Letters Mencho clemency daughter

Letters on behalf of Mencho’s daughter: HOW WAS HIS FAMILY’S PROSECUTION UNLEASHED?

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In 1994, “El Mencho” was arrested in Sacramento for heroin trafficking and, after pleading guilty, served a five-year prison sentence and was later deported to Mexico. His family also returned and settled in Guadalajara. Oseguera’s wife was not on the radar of the Mexican or US drug agencies, until the rise of  the “Los Cuinis” clan and her husband, after enemy organizations such as Los Caballeros Templarios were reduced.

Rosalinda began to be investigated for allegedly participating in a network of companies that laundered more than 1.1 billion pesos between 2015 and 2016. In 2015, the United States linked her for the first time to the financial operations of the cartel led by her husband. On September 17, 2015, the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) included the kingpin’s partner in its “black list” of money launderers, although it did not do so as an individual but through a legal entity.


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On that occasion, the Treasury Department designated JJGON SPR de RL de CV, an agro-industrial company of which González Valencia was a shareholder. Her partners in the company were her daughter Jessica Johana Oseguera González, now sentenced in the United States, as well as Hilda Yuridia Cabrera Valencia, María Isabel Valencia Torres and Mayra Marín Gutiérrez Ochoa.

Each of them, including Rosalinda, had a capital share of 9 thousand pesos. So the company had 45 thousand pesos of capital shares since it was incorporated before a notary. This would have been the company through which González Valencia participated in a network of 73 individuals and legal entities that “El Mencho” supposedly used to launder assets. Filed Under: Letters Mencho clemency daughter


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In Mexico, the PGR and the Ministry of Finance reviewed the accounts of the capo’s wife and found that in 2016 she had a difference of 35 thousand pesos between her deposits to a bank account and accumulative income, which was frozen. On May 26, 2018, the Navy detained Rosalinda in Zapopan, Jalisco, and she was interned in the Federal Women’s Prison of Morelos. She was accused of money laundering, derived from the aforementioned investigation.

At the hearing in which she was linked to the process, she expressed fear for her physical safety. In September 2018, less than four months after her capture, she was provisionally released on bail, paying a bail of 1,500,000 pesos. The condition was that she sign in every fifteen days at the Precautionary Measures Unit, something that she did not comply with and that led to her being re-apprehended on Monday. Filed Under: Letters Mencho clemency daughter

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