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Servando Gomez Martinez was previously sentenced to 55 years in 2019 for kidnapping.

A federal judge in Nayarit sentenced Servando Gómez Martínez, also known as La Tuta, to 47 years and six months in prison after his convictions for leading an organized criminal group and crimes against health. La Tuta was a former leader and ex-spokesman of the “Los Caballeros Templarios” or Knights Templar Cartel, an offshoot of La Familia Michoacan founded by Nazario Moreno González, “El Chayo.”

A team attached to the Specialized Prosecutor for Organized Crime (FEMDO), achieved a conviction against La Tuta after proving that he was acting as leader of “The Knights Templar” cartel. During the trial, the FGR pointed out that in the Knights Templar, Gómez Martínez was one of the leaders with management and administration functions for drug trafficking in various states of the country, mainly in Michoacán.
Before becoming a cartel leader, Servando was a primary school teacher in Arteaga, where he is from. H became the leader after the death of Nazario Moreno González, “El Chayo,” and the capture of Jesús Méndez Vargas “El Chango,” of the Los Caballeros Templarios.

In June 2019, Servando Gómez received a 55-year sentence for his responsibility in kidnapping a businessman, according to the Michoacán Prosecutor’s Office.

Sources Riodoce, FGR, La Silla Rota