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Son of Mexican drug lord Osiel Cárdenas Guillen sentenced to prison for impersonating a federal agent

August 28, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Son of Mexican drug lord Osiel Cárdenas Guillen sentenced to prison for impersonating a federal agent

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A federal judge in Texas has sentenced the son of infamous Mexican drug lord Osiel Cárdenas Guillen two years in prison for impersonating a federal agent.

According to the Houston Chronicle, 26-year-old Osiel Cárdenas Jr. was handed a 2-year prison sentence in Brownsville on Monday.

Cárdenas Jr. had previously pled guilty to impersonating a federal agent and weapons possession.

Additionally, U.S. District Judge Fernando Rodriguez Jr. ordered Cárdenas Jr. to serve three years of supervised release and pay a $15,000 fine.

The younger Cárdenas was arrested in March at SKY Bar and Lounge in Brownsville for public intoxication and falsely claiming to be a U.S. Marshal in an attempt to evade arrest.

Cárdenas Jr. previously served a 10-month federal prison sentence for attempting to smuggle military-grade ammunition into over the border into Mexico.

His father is currently sentenced is serving a 25-year federal prison sentence in a supermax prison in Colorado.

As the former boss of the Gulf Cartel, Osiel Cárdenas Guillen was considered the most powerful drug lord in Mexico and ranked among “America’s Most Wanted” fugitives.

He is widely credited for militarizing the Mexican drug trade by recruiting members of U.S. trained Mexican special forces to serve as his personal enforcers, which would eventually become Los Zetas, Mexico’s most brutal drug cartel.

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