Judge to hear arguments about cartel wives Olivia and Mia Flores’ immunity claims in money laundering case connected to El Chapo

Judge to hear arguments about cartel wives Olivia and Mia Flores’ immunity claims in money laundering case connected to El Chapo

CHICAGO (TOC) — For years two wives reaped the advantages of El Chapo’s cartel: thousands and thousands of {dollars} from offers hatched by their husbands in Chicago’s Little Village.

Now, Mia and Olivia Flores are in court docket combating to keep away from federal prosecution for cash laundering.

Mia and Olivia Flores are the spouses of twins Pedro and Margarito Flores, twin brothers who had been El Chapo’s prime deputies in Chicago and past.

Their wives declare the U.S. authorities promised them immunity from prosecution; after they turned in thousands and thousands in illicit drug cartel earnings collected by their husbands.

The dual brothers from Little Village had been two of probably the most trusted allies of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. They turned on Chapo and helped the federal government construct a case towards the billionaire drug lord of the cut-throat Sinaloa cartel in Mexico.

From the time the Flores brothers began dishing to DEA brokers at that company’s Chicago headquarters till the second they reduce a take care of federal prosecutors within the Dirksen constructing, the Flores wives had been within the wings dwelling a lavish life-style financed by their spouses.

Once they had been charged in 2021 with cash laundering associated to their husbands’ thousands and thousands, they filed a movement to dismiss, claiming the federal government promised them immunity after they helped flip over illicit money.

For the previous two days, by way of video, a parade of presidency witnesses appeared into court docket and stated there was no such association, settlement or understanding of immunity.

Olivia Flores stated her husband Margarito advised her that she was lined by a non-prosecution settlement and she or he stated their unnamed Chicago protection legal professional promised that whoever delivered the drug cash to investigators would get immunity and never be prosecuted

Judges not often grant motions to dismiss main prosecutions, usually as a result of they’re air tight.

Nevertheless, regardless of no written immunity settlement on this case, district choose Matthew Kennelly Tuesday requested powerful questions of presidency witnesses and appeared to have some doubts concerning the official model of occasions in regards to the cartel wives.

Kennelly has scheduled arguments on the movement for subsequent Monday afternoon and a call will come after that.

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