The United States Treasury Department includes in its blacklist partner’s brother’s Z-40; Peña asked to investigate links with Fidel Herrera
The company ADT Petroservicios, owned by businessman Francisco Colorado Veracruz, EU accused of laundering money for the cartel to the Zetas, has won several tenders for Petroleos Mexicanos.
blacklist partner’s brother’s Z-40; Peña
The U.S. government accuses Colorado Oscar Omar and Miguel Angel Trevino The Z-40 , second in command of Los Zetas, brothers of Joseph Trevino, captured Tuesday by use of illegal proceeds through the purchase of racehorses. The Treasury Department announced it will freeze the assets of Colorado.
The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) issued a search alert against Colorado, which investigated since 2005.
Miguel Angel Yunes, a former candidate for governor of Veracruz, accused former state governor Fidel Herrera of ties to the Zetas and protect the activities of Colorado.
In this regard, the presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto asked to fully investigate and determine responsibilities.
Lucrative contracts to Colorado
The company of the man accused of money laundering in the United States won tenders for works oil per thousand 466 million pesos
Petroservicios ADT, a company owned by the Veracruz Francisco Colorado, accused by the U.S. government of laundering money for the criminal group Los Zetas , has benefited from lucrative contracts with PEMEX, 2009 to 2011.
ADT has won several tenders Petroservicios by the parastatal, adding more than one thousand dollars 466 million contract for surveying services, maintenance checkered maneuvering and access roads to facilities in Veracruz, and sale of land drilling rigs.
According to the prosecution of U.S. government, the Colorado company was used as a front to launder money from Los Zetas, so there are suspicions about the big contract wins with the parastatal.
According to the tender number 18575051-045-08, won by ADT Petroservicios in January 2009 for the acquisition of “five new drilling equipment, land, capable of 750 HP, which includes installation, pre-start, start-up and maintenance for the northern division of Pemex Exploration and Production “, the payment was obtained 396,063,900 pesos, although the website of the company failed to mention that band rig.
A further contract with the tender number 18575008-004-09, to provide the service of surveying in the comprehensive active Tertiary Gulf oil in the area of Poza-Rica-Altamira, gave the Colorado Francisco Company revenue of 162,716.26 and 78,000,000 pesos in March 2009.
By August 2010, the Colorado company obtained new revenues from 18575008-014-10 tender for 16 million pesos per 905, 291.62 checkered maintenance maneuvers and road access to production facilities in the Poza Rica-Altamira .
A final contract (number 424101868), won by the company in Colorado because it was given for the decision on 3 August 2011 on the tender number 18575008-532-11 to offer the service of rehabilitation of roads, bridges and pictures of Poza Rica-Altamira, gave 70 million revenue, 180 000 262.44 pesos.
It is worth remembering that the newspaper The New York Times announced on Tuesday the arrest of Jose Trevino Morales, brother of Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, alias The Z-40, considered the number two of Los Zetas, the employer Veracruz as strawmen or members of the criminal organization in the purchase of thoroughbred horses and was used to hide Petroservicios ADT money laundering activities.
“Francisco Colorado Cessa is an entrepreneur who operated as strawmen for Oscar Omar and Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, brothers Jose Trevino Morales arrested for the purchase of horses. Colorado made payments via personal checks or wire transfers from ADT Petroservicios for the purchase, maintenance and training of animals, “reads the indictment by the U.S. government.
FBI uncovers traps Zetas racing
US authorities to detect bribery charge of opening the gates to the equine
The hand of the drug reached the exit barrier of horse racing’s most prestigious United States.
Reports of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) revealed that Miguel Angel Trevino, number two in Los Zetas and the brother of Jose Trevino, who was arrested last Tuesday on U.S. soil for alleged money laundering, bribing those in charge of opening the floodgates to to win horse races.
In 2010, members of the criminal group, money launderers with the purchase, sale, breeding and training race horses, corrupted the charge of the All American Futurity, one of the most important race in the country.
“In this race the Z-40 (Miguel Angel Trevino) said he and his associates paid approximately $ 10 000 to charge the gates to stop the horses who competed against Mr. Pilot , “says the report of a search warrant that the District Court granted North Texas Jason R. Preece, FBI Special Agent
The report, dated June 11, 2012, describes the evidence collected by the FBI on crimes committed by Los Zetas in the property located at number 12 909 Timothy Lane, Balch, Texas, and provides new details on how you cooked the triumph of Mr. Pilot in the famous Derby September 2010 in the resort town of Ruidoso, New Mexico.
The unexpected triumph of equine Trevino, who were awarded a prize of one million dollars, garnered the surprise of the racing writers, who marveled that a horse “as green as grass”, he could beat competitors best qualifying times and world-class riders, as reported June 12 that Ginger Thompson in The New York Times.
The FBI document provides details on the practice countless sports Los Zetas in the business of horse racing in the United States to launder their dirty money from drug trafficking.
“The records (operation) obtained from the American Quarter Horse Association show that the original name of the horse ( Mr. Pilot ) was Maverick Perry, and was purchased by Ramiro Villarreal on September 17, 2009 for $ 81,000, ” says.
It reveals, for example, that the name of the horse was changed to Mr. Pilot , the nickname of Carlos Nayen Veracruz, a kind of stepchild of businessman Francisco Antonio Colorado Cessa Veracruz, aka Pancho Colorado, owner of ADT Petroservicios in January 2009 won the bid 18575051-045-08 Pemex $ 103 million by income rig for the North Division of Pemex Exploration and Production.
Details on the origins of Mr. Pilot and bribery of about $ 10,000 to ensure his victory in New Mexico were provided to the FBI witness protection as CI # 1, who said he met Oscar Omar Trevino Morales , 42 , in 2008 when he was commander of Piedras Negras zeta and used the name Moy .
The CI # 1 identified Nayen Carlos, who worked for Efraín Teodoro Torres, known as the Z-14 who was killed in a horse race in Veracruz … (and said) after the death of Torres, Nayen became the right hand of the 40 for their interests in the quarter mile horses, “says the report.
Carmina Nayen LLC founded the company to facilitate the laundering of foreign exchange through the American Quarter Horse Industry.
On “Tempting Dash”, the first equine champion Los Zetas who earned more than $ 600 000 in 2009, the document reveals that it was acquired by $ 28,000 and according to another informant protected, CI # 2 , this horse was known in Mexico as the bones .
” The CI # 2 also would have counted the money from the sale of narcotics.
“Every week, the organization received about a million and a half to two million dollars. The most that CI # 2 had never been five million dollars.
“Every dollar notes have been inspected, and all tickets have been branded used to pay bribes to corrupt police and other partners,” the FBI document.
An illegal business that left a lot of money to the racing industry quarter mile in the U.S. but at a price of terror.
“In 2010 , 42 told the CI # 1 that the U.S. government was responsible , 40 for the murders of over 180 U.S. citizens, but the 42 said that actually , 40 was responsible for 385, “the Report.
In his article for The New York Times, Ginger Thompson wrote that an expert from the racing industry said that: “Much of the growth of the quarter-mile races in the United States because those guys … they have spent much money and it has made a big difference. “
Other employers mentioned in the document is the Veracruz Alejandro Barradas Lagunes, who through his firm Integral-Agency Group ADU Customs, helped buy race horses. Ramiro Villarreal bought the animals through Basic Enterprises, and Francisco Colorado Cessa were paid with personal checks and Petroservicios ADT in an attempt to give legitimacy to the operations.
Violence is rampant
Business related to breeding and racing horses shot insecurity levels
Francisco Colorado, owner of thoroughbred horses valued at between 20 000 and 30 thousand dollars, was respected and required during the administration of Fidel Herrera, who was paid for riding horses being undertaken by the Governor in different municipalities of the state, especially in the north.
“We bring three to choose a governor,” one of the sons of Francisco Colorado, an employer who provides services to Pemex through its ADT business Petroservicios, moments before beginning a ride with over 200 riders in a municipality of north of Veracruz.
Francisco Antonio Colorado Cessa owns a fine stable of horses on his ranch “Flor de Maria” in Tuxpan, and paid for that ride a horse and saddle yet had an approximate value of $ 30 000.
“Constantly (horses) are competing in rodeos” reported in 2006 and also competed in races of different states of the union, on the border in northern states of Mexico, at the Hippodrome de las Americas.
“It’s not a business but a flavor,” he said before riding with Fidel Herrera explained that he had spent 25 years breeding and sale of fine horses, “high bit”, quarter mile.
That was the last ride in a while because the next year, in March 2007 was a career in Villarin, city of Veracruz, an important race betting dollar.
In that race, they said then, Cessa Colorado horses participated.
In Villarín something went wrong and a shooting which took place, leaving two dead, five wounded, including a minor, and five prisoners, one of which was federal police.
Among the dead was Roberto Carlos Carmona Gasperin, who was returned to his alleged mother one day later, who took him to bury a cemetery in Poza Rica where an armed group robbed overnight.
Two days later found the body of a man who was identified as Antonio Leal Sanchez who, it is said, he fired a 9 mm caliber weapon against 100 thousand dollars in a department of the division Zaragoza, in Veracruz.
In the case of operating Villarín where several people were arrested Gerardo Gutierrez participated Monrraga commander, who was shot 15 days later.
On March 18 the commander Gerardo Gutierrez was a front for a business in the Mexican Military Avenue, next to the patrol 1B-86, two police elements, Cueto and Miguel Angel Joaquin Bencomo, who died at the scene.
Monrraga Gutierrez was shot and managed to take refuge under the patrol, was taken to a hospital and died on arrival.
After this, in Veracruz various crimes took place and the bodies were left on city streets, in two cases the bodies were left near media facilities: two behind Televisa Veracruz facilities, one near the Daily Notiver .
After what happened in Villarin, Pancho Colorado, as it is known, kept a low profile and no more parades. Last April the ranch Flor de Maria was flunked and where 14 people were arrested.
Raises the pitch
Former PAN candidate for governor of Veracruz, Miguel Angel Yunes Linares, said the former governor of Veracruz, Fidel Herrera, obtained funding for his campaign as much for his government by the employer Cessa Francisco Colorado.
Interviewed by Carmen Aristegui for MVS News, Yunes also said Colorado attending all events Herrera, so there was no denying the close relationship they had both characters.
He also assured that Herrera Beltrán protected the cartel Los Zetas in the activities of money laundering in Veracruz performed through a “front company” working for Pemex. “I spent six years reporting that Fidel was opening the doors of Veracruz to the crime,” said Younes.
Peña asked to investigate possible links
Enrique Peña Nieto, the presidential candidate of the coalition commitment by Mexico, said the authorities should investigate the alleged links of his fellow Fidel Herrera, former governor of Veracruz, the criminal group Los Zetas .
“That is the judiciary to investigate and enforce the law. I think in this issue have stated clearly, and personally, which corresponds to the law enforcement agencies to research and apply the law, whether he is concerned “, said the candidate.
PGR searches for Colorado for seven years
The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) began the search for Colorado Cessa Francisco Antonio businessman, owner of the company ADT Petroservicios therefore issued an alert to airports and customs of the country after being designated by the U.S. as one of the money launderers major criminal group Los Zetas .
According to federal agency officials, U.S. authorities requested the cooperation of Mexico to locate the employer, and that since 2005 it is assumed that properties carried out in various clandestine horse races to launder money.
According to officials consulted the Attorney General issued the alert for other eight people involved with the businessman, who made up the cell is presumed to carry out criminal operations with illegal proceeds to the criminal organization.
After Joseph Treviño Morales, brother of the leader of Los Zetas , Miguel Angel Trevino, aka The Z-40 was arrested in Oklahoma, accused of coordinating a money laundering operation for the Zetas , the Attorney General of the Republic, Marisela Morales , announced that “we already have an investigation as well, where there is information we are sharing with the United States since last April.”
Interviewed in Los Pinos, where he attended the promulgation of the Law Against Trafficking in Persons, Morales said the PGR has carried out searches and has insured property and have even arrested people in Veracruz related to this case.
“There are searches that have been made, insured and tracking orders and outstanding presentation. We are looking for people to declare, and there was also an appropriation, even derived precisely from such detention Army several people in Veracruz “he said.
Case Yarrington, unbiased election
After the former governor of Tamaulipas, Tomás Yarrington, declare various means that research being conducted against him for alleged links to drug trafficking have a background elections, the prosecutor said that investigations are “like any other and have no bias political or election. “
He said that the investigation against Thomas Yarrington, accused of taking bribes United States of the Gulf cartel, with which I would have bought real estate in Texas, is progressing.
“We continue to research and we are working as you have seen there have been several searches have requested information from various agencies both domestic and abroad and continue, precisely integrating research,” he said.