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Ala 'La Chucky', 'Don Neto' may spend the remainder of sentence at home

As reported last week in the case of Ester Gordillo, aka 'La Chucky', Fonseca will likely leave prison in exchange for "house arrest".

The first Collegiate Court in criminal matters of the third circuit stated that Ernesto Rafael Fonseca Carrillo, alias Don Neto, is guilty of the crimes of kidnapping and homicide perpetrated against Enrique Camarena Salazar and Alfredo Zavala Avelar, which occurred in February 1985.

Ernesto Rafael Fonseca Carrillo

The same court ordered the second unit of the Third Circuit Court to identify appropriate penalties now that they have decreed the guilt of the drug trafficker.

In its resolution, the court also requested to "decide on an alternative of the imprisonment as a security measure" now that a unitary Court "by an accredited study had focused senility and the precarious state of health of Ernesto Rafael Fonseca Carrillo", the Council of the Federal judiciary reported on Friday.

The first Collegiate Court requires in its judgment that Fonseca Carrillo is absolved of his other crimes, including: the crime of criminal association; smuggling to the national territory, collecting and carrying of firearms for the exclusive use of the army, Navy and air force national; and crimes against health, which is what they called the possession of marijuana for distribution, as well as the personal possession for the immediate use of the possessor.

What's going on with Don Neto?

Because of an advanced age or age-related health conditions, offenders may be granted an alternative penalty, which seeks to provide the best quality of life to the prisoner. In this case, Don Neto would continue serving his sentence outside the prison, in a healthy environment [house arrest].

Profile of Enernesto 'Don Neto' Fonseca

Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo, born in 1942 in Badiraguato, Sinaloa and was head of the Guadalajara Cartel, along with Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo and Rafael Caro Quintero.

Fonseca was head of the Guadalajara Cartel along with Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo and Rafael Caro Quintero. Fonseca was involved with smuggling since the early seventies, mainly in Ecuador and then operated in Mexico.

The Drug Enforcement Administration of the United States (DEA) in 1982 discovered his money laundering operations in San Diego. On 7 April of 1985, Fonseca and his security forces were located in Puerto Vallarta by the Mexican Army. His house was surrounded and he was taken prisoner.

Fonseca is the uncle of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, head of theJuárez Cartel .

Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo, nicknamed 'Don Neto' and regarded as the padrino [godfather] of the Mexican Mafia.

Fonseca was arrested by police in México, charged with the murder of Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena, a US DEA agent.

Don Neto blamed Rafael Caro Quintero, stating that Caro Quintero committed the double murder of US drug agent and Alfredo Zavala Avelar, a Mexican pilot, at his home in the city of Guadalajara, the capital of Jalisco, on 9 February 1985.

Both murders were viewed as a "grave error" by the Mexican mafia kingpin that caused a deep rift between the clans that control the drug market in Mexico.

Questioned by police Interpol Mexico, Caro Quintero, then 29 years old, acknowledged that due to bribery, worth millions of dollars to agents and officials of the Mexican police, he managed to become one of the most influential men in the drug market in Mexico.

Apparently, Javier and Eduardo Cordero Staufer brothers, also arrested, were their main financial contacts.

The Mexican police investigations also led to the arrest of seven police elements in Jalisco, two of whom said they saw Caro Quintero killed Camarena Salazar and Zavala Avelar.

Caro Quintero flatly denied being involved in the murders. He also rejected the notion he kidnapped his compatriot, Sara Cosio Martinez, 17, because, he said, "she is my woman."

[Source: Borderland Beat, San Diego, Us, 18Jan15]

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