BROWNSVILLE TEXAS: 'Gulf Cartel' Operative Oscar Aguilar Opened Accounts at Bank Of America in Brownsville TX and Had Co-Conspirators in Florida Deposit Money From Drug Sales into Florida BOA Branches for Transfer. In what appears to be a ongoing drug related incident, On March 24th, 2016, A Brownsville Texas man is facing charges after Sheriff deputies in Sarasota County Florida discovered about $100,000 worth of cocaine during a traffic stop according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. Jose Julian Perez, 37, of Brownsville Texas was charged with trafficking cocaine. He was held without bond at the Sarasota County jail. Perez was stopped around 4:30 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 75, just south of Clark Road in Sarasota, according to reports, appears he was heading to Fort Myers of Miami Florida. After a K9 detected narcotics in a trash bag in the bed of the truck, Perez was asked if he had anything illegal in the truck and he denied that there was. The deputy searched the cab of the pickup truck and the bed. In the front, driver-side portion of the bed of the truck, a black trash bag was found and inside there were three individually packaged blocks wrapped heavily in duct tape, according to the report. A field test was done on the more than six pounds of cocaine and it tested. "Perez claimed no knowledge of the packages and requested legal counsel," the arrest report stated, on the side of the road. 'Perez Knows The Drill Don't Talk And Lawyer Up Immediately".
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Oscar J. Aguilar, 40, a Mexican citizen legally residing in Brownsville, has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for conspiring to commit international money laundering, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson along with Janice Ayala, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in San Antonio. Aguilar pleaded guilty May 16, 2014. U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen, handed Aguilar the 168-month sentence. He was further ordered to pay a $1,893,170 money judgment which represented the proceeds of drug smuggling that were laundered in the scheme. He is expected to face deportation proceedings following his release from prison. “HSI special agents often investigate complex financial schemes in order to disrupt and dismantle the ongoing operations of transnational criminal organizations,” said Ayala. “These investigations deprive the organizations from enjoying the fruits of their illicit crimes while preventing them from furthering the ongoing criminal enterprise. HSI will continue to aggressively investigate schemes that jeopardize the integrity of our financial system.” Aguilar admitted to recruiting nine others, some of whom were family members, to open bank accounts at Bank of America in Brownsville. Later, co-conspirators in Florida would deposit money from narcotics sales into the accounts. Aguilar’s recruits withdrew the money in amounts under the $10,000 reporting requirement and would give that money to Aguilar or other co-conspirators. The recruits were paid for moving the money through their bank accounts. After Aguilar received the money, he facilitated its crossing from Brownsville to Matamoros, Mexico, where it was delivered to the Gulf Cartel. From September 2008 through November 2012, the conspirators moved approximately $1,893,170 through nine bank accounts, with nearly $1.5 million from September 2011 through November 2012 alone. Nine others have been convicted in relation to this case. With the exception of Francisco Jesus Arambul-Cortez, who also pleaded to conspiracy to commit International money laundering, the eight others entered guilty pleas to operating an unlicensed money transmitting business. Following are those Texas residents who were arrested: Oscar J. Aguilar, 40, Yurixi Guadalupe Vega-Martinez, 29, Bea Marie Fairbanks, 24, Mayte Ayde Diaz, 39, Lorena M. Moreno-Martinez, 39, Teodosa Gonzalez-Rodriguez, 32, and Yezenia V. Campos-Silva, 31, all of Brownsville; and Yamileth Sinai Carballo, 20, and Miguel Jonathan Pereira, 21, both of Bayview. Aguilar will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future. This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Karen Betancourt and Joseph Leonard.
Sarasota County Sheriff's Elite "Tactical Anti-Crime" Unit Team Gets Tongue Lashing by 'Criminal' Defense Attorney Varinia Van Ness For Not Giving Up Name Of C.I.. As usual, a criminal defense attorney is able to get a reduced sentence for a criminal who committed a serious crime by using and exposing the identity of a confidential informant to get what she wants, shame on Varinia Van Ness. The confidential informant who was riding in the pick up truck of Texas drug dealer Jose Julian Perez from Brownsville TX, (loaded with cocaine), is now a dead man walking because of 'Criminal' Defense Attorney Varinia Van Ness. The confidential informant was working directly with the Drug Enforcement Agency (D.E.A) and was a protected confidential informant (C.I.) and he had been in contact with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Elite "Tactical Anti-Crime" Unit as to when and where the 6 lb load of cocaine, ($100,000 street value) would be in Sarasota county via I-75 in the truck of Brownsville Texas drug dealer Jose Julian Perez who now knows the guy riding with him was a C.I. for the D.E. A.. "After all, they had plenty of cause to stop the driver, but had been told by the Drug Enforcement Administration that the confidential informant's life and his family would be in grave danger from a Mexican drug cartel if his existence became known, said Herald Tribune reporter Tom Lyons".
The Gulf Cartel is a criminal syndicate and drug trafficking organization in Mexico, and perhaps one of the oldest organized crime groups in the country. It is currently based in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, directly across the border from Brownsville, Texas. Their network is international, and are believed to have dealings with crime groups in Europe, West Africa, Asia, Central America, South America, and the United States. Besides drug trafficking, the Gulf Cartel operates through protection rackets, assassinations, extortions, kidnappings, and other criminal activities. The members of the Gulf Cartel are known for intimidating the population and for being particularly violent. "Van Ness said Monday that the incident will likely haunt the four deputies for a long time, and could lead to "Brady disclosures" — information favorable to the defense that prosecutors are required to release about the credibility of their witnesses. "While I'm not privy to the investigation, the sheriff runs his department as he sees fit," Van Ness said. "These deputies will have to deal with this for the rest of their careers. Hopefully, the state will provide Brady materials to lawyers in every single case they're involved in. All defense attorneys should know, when these deputies are involved, that this situation happened." Drug dealer Jose Julian Perez's photo on left above from the current list of incarcerated Florida State prisoners, he is currently doing 4 years at the Lawtey Correctional Institute. Jose Julian Perez is from Brownsville TX, Mexican Gulf Cartel turf.
PHOTO ABOVE WAS A FIRE-FIGHT BETWEEN FEDERAL POLICE AND GULF DRUG CARTEL MEMBERS IN MATAMOROS, WHICH IS ACROSS THE RIVER FROM BROWNSVILLE TX AND ALSO WHAT HAPPENS TO INFORMANTS. Drug dealer Jose Julian Perez is from Brownsville Texas, he has a tattoo of 'brown town' on his right leg. Brownsville Texas is a hub for major drug cartel activity out of Matamoros. Matamoros, Mexico is the "sister city" of Brownsville, Texas only 3 1/2 miles and the Rio Grande river divide them. The Mexican city of Matamoros, just south of Brownsville, is controlled by the Gulf Cartel. The cartel controls all drug trafficking and human smuggling in the area. Sarasota 'Criminal' Defense Attorney Varinia Van Ness was incensed that cops did not reveal the existence of a confidential informant in the arrest of her client Jose Julian Perez out of Brownsville Texas, on the other hand would Attorney Varinia Van Ness provide the sheriff's department as to who paid her to defend drug dealer Jose Julian Perez?? Where did the cash or checks come from?? Attorney Varinia Van Ness should view the movie 'Sicario' to get a feel of what comes out of Matamoros and Brownsville Texas, reality check, it's all about the drugs. The investigation of drug dealer Jose Julian Perez was a D.E.A. operation all the way, they had the C.I. in the truck sitting next to Perez and the D.E.A. knew about the cocaine in the truck, it appears to me the D.E.A. got with the Sarasota Sheriff Dept to make the traffic stop and drug arrest and take over the case so that they would not have to reveal in court there was a C.I. in the investigation and arrest of drug dealer Jose Julian Perez. Now Mr. Perez's Gulf Cartel bosses are going to be hunting down this C.I. and his relatives for execution, way to go Attorney Varinia Van Ness, they cut heads off in Matamoros.
Jose Julian Perez was arrested by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Elite "Tactical Anti-Crime" Unit on March 24th, 2016 on I-75 heading South just past the Clark Rd exit, he was driving a single cab Green Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with Texas license plates, as seen in the photo of his rental house at 2048 E. 19th Street Brownsville Texas above. Jose Perez was born and raised in Brownsville Texas, he carries a Texas drivers license, he appears to have no connection to Florida other than transporting cocaine for the Gulf Cartel to what looks like Fort Myers or Miami. Jose Julian Perez was not a drug kingpin, he appears to be a mule, a transporter of drugs, he has no money, he immediately applied for an Application for Criminal Indigent Status on March 24th, 2016 but was denied, something about $100,000 of cocaine in his truck. When advised that he was under arrest on March 24th, Perez claimed no knowledge of the packages of cocaine and requested legal counsel, 'Perez Knows The Drill Don't Talk And Lawyer Up Immediately". Attorney Varinia Van Ness took his case on April 21st, 2016.
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