“Char” for Borderland Beat 

This article was translated and reposted from LA OPINIÓN

According to U.S. authorities, El Menchito acted as the CJNG’s second-in-command, just below his father.

At a recent hearing in Washington, D.C. District Court, both the defense of Rubén Oseguera González and prosecutors asked Judge Beryl Howell to hold a trial after failing to reach a plea agreement with the young criminal also known as “El Menchito.”

At the hearing, held on September 15, both parties requested a jury trial, the selection of which was scheduled for October 7, 2024.

In this way, and with the consent of the defendant, who came to be considered the second in command of the Jalisco Cartel – New Generation (CJNG), the speedy trial time is excluded, according to the judicial system of the D.C. District Court.

Finally, it was reported that pre-trial motions must be filed by July 22, 2024, and the pre-trial deposition is scheduled for September 2 of the same year in the 26th courtroom before Judge Beryl Howell.

His three arrests

El Mencho’s son was first arrested on January 30, 2014 in Zapopan, Jalisco, but was released on December 26, after a judge noted that there was insufficient evidence to keep him in prison.

On June 23, 2015, he was arrested for the second time, and released on July 2 of the same year because irregularities were found in his detention, but upon his release from prison he was arrested again, this time on charges of disappearance of persons and was held in jail until his extradition.

According to US authorities, El Menchito was responsible for managing the CJNG’s operations in the purchase and sale of narcotics from South America to Mexico.

He was also accused of coordinating sales of stolen gasoline in Jalisco, as well as leading a group of hitmen who killed people who refused to work with the cartel.

In February 2020, Mexico extradited Ruben Oseguera to the United States, where he was wanted by the District Court for the District of Columbia on charges of willfully conspiring to distribute cocaine and methamphetamine in Mexico and other countries, and using and carrying firearms.