January 31, 2007
University of San Diego CrimProf Shaun Martin Discusses Possibility of the Operating Brothers Being Tried with the Cartel Head
From SignOnSanDiego.com: University of San Diego CrimProf Shaun Martin recently discussed the possibility of the judge or the Prosecutor pushing for the two brothers accused of running day-to-day operations for the Arellano Félix cartel in Tijuana and Mexicali who pleaded not guilty to be tried with the accused head of the organization.
Ismael and Gilberto Higuera Guerrero oversaw the importation of tons of cocaine and marijuana from Mexico into the United States, and kidnapped, tortured and killed cartel rivals in the process, prosecutors said. The Higuera brothers are scheduled to appear before U.S. District Judge Larry Alan Burns on Monday, along with Francisco Javier Arellano Félix and a man authorities said was his No. 2 man.
“He's been known to jam people into one big trial,” said CrimProf Martin. “Explaining the structure of the organization is so hard and takes so much time that judges are pressured to put as many defendants together as they can.” Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]
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