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Mexican cartel assassin sentenced to life in prison

Mexican cartel assassin sentenced to life in prison

EL PASO, Texas – Mario Iglesias-Villegas, known by various aliases including "Gream Reaper," was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for his role in the Sinaloa Cartel's operations.

The 37-year-old must also pay a $100,000 fine Federal officials say Iglesias-Villegas significant participant in the death of thousands of people in Ciudad Juarez from 2008 to 2011 Among those, Iglesias was convicted for his participation in the kidnapping and eventual murder of Horizon City resident Sergio Saucedo.

On October of 2021, a federal jury in El Paso convicted Iglesias-Villegas of one count of conspiracy to violate the Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization statute (RICO) for his role as a member of the Sinaloa Cartel; one count of conspiracy to possess cocaine and marijuana; one count of conspiracy to import cocaine and marijuana; one count of conspiracy to launder money; one count of conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes; five counts of violent crimes in aid of racketeering activity; one count of conspiracy to kill in a foreign country; and one count of kidnapping.

“Today justice was finally served upon Mario Iglesias-Villegas,” said U.S. Attorney Ashley C. Hoff.  “For decades, the Sinaloa Cartel has been responsible for unspeakable violence on both sides of the border and for the importation of massive amounts of illegal drugs into our communities in the United States. With the cooperation with our valued law enforcement partners, this Office will continue to be vigilant and aggressive in our prosecution efforts as we work together to dismantle dangerous criminal organizations.”

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