Trial Date Set For Cartel Boss El Mencho’s Daughter, “La Negra”, Judge Still Won’t Grant Bond

May 30, 2020 — Narcos princess Jessica (La Negra) Oseguero will go to trial in U.S. Federal Court in Washington D.C. in December for five counts of money laundering related to her father, notorious Mexican drug kingpin Nemesio (El Mencho) Oseguera’s Jalisco “New Generation Cartel.” Per her indictment filed in February, the 33-year old La Negra provided financial support to a series of real-estate investments in the U.S. and legitimate businesses in Mexico, including a pair of sushi restaurants and a tequila company, that her father’s organization used to funnel drug proceeds. She’s pleaded not guilty in the case and is being held without bond while awaiting trial.

In recent weeks, U.S. District Court Judge Beryl A. Howell denied Oseguera’s second motion for bond (she sought permission to prepare for trial from a family member’s home in California) due to the COVID-19 pandemic and set a trial date for December 14, 2020. Oseguera was taken into custody in February when she attempted to attend a court hearing for her brother, 30-year old, Ruben (El Menchito) Oseguera, just extradited from Mexico to face drug-trafficking charges on U.S. soil.

El Mencho, 53, is the most wanted drug lord in the world today. He’s been on the run since 2012. The U.S. government is offering a $10,000,000 reward for information that leads to his capture. Both of his kids are U.S. citizens.

Beginning his career in the Northern California drug trade of the 1980s, El Mencho made his way back home to Mexico in the 1990s and joined the now-defunct Milenio Cartel, going to work as an enforcer for the cartel’s bosses, the Valencia brothers. He became the Valencia brothers’ liaison to the Sinaloa Cartel and his predecessor as the globe’s most infamous drug kingpin, Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman. El Mencho ran the Valencias’ operations in the Guadalajara region of the country.

When the Valencias went to prison and the Milenio Cartel fell apart at the start of the 2010s, El Mencho founded his New Generation Cartel, moving his headquarters from Guadalajara to Jalisco. El Chapo Guzman is serving life in prison in the U.S. Supermax facility in Florence, Colorado and New Generation has since surpassed the Sinaloa Cartel in terms of power, influence and territory

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