Excelsior had access to the file where it states that the surgeon was arrested in 1988 for growing and selling marijuana, yet they became a senatorial candidate for the PRD.
MEXICO CITY , Jan. 17 - . José Manuel Mireles Valverde, who rose to public fame almost eleven months ago as leader of a group of civilians in Michoacan Tepalcatepec that was put together to defend against kidnappings, extortion and killings by drug traffickers the Knights Templar cartel , 26 years ago was part of that world to combat today Mireles says , according to federal court documents .
On November 8, 1988 Valverde Mireles was arrested at the gates of his home in the Michoacan town of Tepalcatepec by members of the defunct Federal Judicial Police ( PJF ) in possession of 86 kilos of marijuana, packaged in ten sacks.
Victim of a plane crash on January 4 , the leader of the self-defense of his outspoken , which in 1988 was tried and in 1991 sentenced for drug crimes , was guarded by the Federal Police in Mexico City with a guard outside the hospital where he was recovering . Today it is not known publicly about his whereabouts.
Excelsior has a copy of the record of the criminal proceedings 209/988 , which later became the II-233/988 and to be followed by Mireles Valverde crime against health in the form of planting, cultivation , harvest and possession of marijuana also by selling the same unnerving.
On these facts , Mireles was sentenced to seven years and three months and a fine of 50 thousand dollars could have paid for six days of work for the community. Although his time in prison was three years and eight months.
The final sentence of seven years and three months against Mireles is dated May 15, 1991 . Fourteen months later, on July 9, 1992 , Mireles received treatment for early release . The Interdisciplinary Technical Council of Social Rehabilitation Center in Uruapan and the co - criminological assessment and approval of the Judging Committee of the Department of Prevention and Social Rehabilitation of Michoacan, concluded that Mireles " reveals proper rehabilitation ."
After their mark
Mireles Valverde , known to his friends as El Loco Mireles , was arrested along with Jesus Cisneros Andrade, José Cortés Leal and Ricardo Mireles Valverde, brother of the leader of the self-defense of outspoken criticism waged jail and now has a shop of electrical appliances that locality.
According to the record of the federal courts , judicial " police constituted the population of Tepalcatepec , Michoacan, in order to locate Manuel Mireles Jose Valverde, because they knew that the subject was engaged in the sale of marijuana.
" It effectively achieves the record - to - three hour and date specified in the afternoon of November 8, 1988 - approached him outside his home , informing them that in partnership with Athanasius Guízar Chavez made a sowing seeds of this plant , he provided fertilizers and other implements necessary for planting , growing and harvesting the grass which his partner was responsible .
" They agreed that the respondent ( Mireles ) receive as pay 25 percent of the total production , which corresponded drug that had eighty-four kilograms sold to an American named Ronald MacNeal and the other side of the grass still kept it , as was stored in an abandoned house at Rancho San Isidro , municipality Tepalcatepec , Michoacan, to lead his captors and presented them with ten sacks containing about eighty-six kilograms of marijuana , "the court document .
His life in prison in Uruapan
Mireles entered the prison in Uruapan , Michoacan, November 18 , 1988, as signed by the second trial judge in criminal matters , Alejandro Pardo Ontiveros job . His status was " primodelincuente " says court document .
Armando Saavedra, a Michoacán veteran journalist, who at that time was imprisoned in the same prison with Mireles and who treated there for a year , that the prison director of Uruapan at that time, a few days that Mireles had been held at the regional criminal named store manager of the prison. " Came highly recommended ," recalls journalist.
Saavedra says Mireles , who continued to haunt later- at the time it seemed a quiet man with a strong attachment to the family, because he was constantly receiving visits from their relatives. And the view that at the time of detention , had not saw wood Mireles leader it is today, and that in any case the leadership is right now is merely circumstantial.
According to the criminal record of the leader of the self - Tepalcatepec Tierra Caliente region since the end of the twenties has similar problems to those of the present - a detachment of the Federal Judicial Police , led by Carlos Castillo agent Espino had information that a group of suspected drug traffickers operating in the community of Agua Buena, town of Coalcomán , and that among those who allegedly sought Mireles was Valverde.
In 1988 federal operation , the judicial police seized , according to court documents and a half tons of marijuana , which according to ministerial inquiries Guízar was owned by Chavez. In the office of Mireles radio equipment and several sacks of scrambled unnerving including with sesame that were found in that place .
On more than one occasion, José Manuel Mireles , who graduated as a surgeon midwife by the Universidad Michoacana and tried to make a political career by joining the PRI , where he competed for mayor of his outspoken and lost , he has rejected you have been imprisoned .
In the proceedings of the criminal case , the defense of Mireles Valverde appealed to torture for a declaration that indicted him and brought to prison.
" Indeed, in his initial statement , my defenders said he was arrested at his office to immediately be taken to the football field Tepalcatepec , Michoacan , where brutally was beaten and tortured to accept that he was the owner of marijuana plants , and that field was transferred to the office of the Federal Judicial Police where did sign several minutes both before them and before the Federal Public Ministry , without being imposed their content, "says the criminal case , where the defender Mireles said that his client and the federal judicial arresting Castle Espino, never only confronted .
Mireles cut his teeth in the prison of Morelia
In 1990 , Valverde Mireles was transferred to the prison in Morelia and there along with a defendant convicted of bribery, Ives Landa Ruiz and other inmates , seized the criminal self . Ruiz Landa out of prison due to a direct protection in 1992 , the same year that Mireles .
The criminal self Morelia , which belonged Mireles , who have controlled the entry of drugs, mainly marijuana and alcohol. At the end of the administration of then - PRI governor Genovevo Figueroa which was then PRD - Mireles and his group staged several violent self-government for control of the prison moreliana episodes .
Michoacán journalist Guido Francisco López , who married into Mireles Valverde who married a sister of José Manuel González Mireles , father of today 's leading self-defense of outspoken criticism was responsible for litigating and lobbying in favor of the physician in the process criminal .
Guido Lopez wrote a column in the newspaper La Voz de Michoacán , was called " Touch -Mal " , last year announced his retirement for more than four decades.
Considered by those who have tried and as a charismatic man who " will turn the stone", Mireles began his new life after spending nearly four years in prison in the United States. It avecindó in Modesto , California.
In California, the doctor Mireles model reproduced the Casa Michoacán , originally founded in the state of Illinois. He worked as a volunteer at the Red Cross Modesto , besides that volunteering in the distinguished institution , Mireles was the visible head of a group of lawyers working against police abuses primarily Hispanic advocacy , carried out a literacy program and worked in a clinic for alcoholism and drug addiction in Ceres City.
Activism in the U.S.
Mireles While preparing to return to Mexico in early 2006 , the doctor involved in the book Michoacan voting . A conquest of migrants, coordinated by Gonzalo Moreno Badillo , which appeared in 2007 , had a circulation of 25,000 copies and was presented by Lázaro Cárdenas Batel, governor of Michoacán.
In this text, Mireles wrote a text in showing their opposition to the government and law enforcement , but also to crime, to league as allies.
" No , we do not impose or remove anything, just want to be taken into account in a fair and orderly manner in the political , economic and social development of our communities. Our leaders should consider that thousands of us , perhaps millions , have left our country fleeing from something or someone and that something can be hunger ...
" That someone - is - Mireles text , may be the same armed actors : military , federal, state or municipal engaged in kidnapping , assault , murder and rape our families in our home communities with impunity they trays or give your credentials " Landside of law and order" signed by the governors in turn , who overlap and protect these thugs considered only way to enforce the law on the people of Mexico , who always harassing them through terror and disarmament at checkpoints and " reviews " supposedly routine , put them in the hands of those who are criminals so they can be kidnapped, assaulted or killed without protection or defense of any authority. For this reason our race migrates in search of safety and tortilla , that our country, with all its institutions , does not give you . "
At the same collaboration , the leader of the self is presented as follows: " The undersigned, José Manuel Mireles Valverde , originally from Tepalcatepec , Michoacan , residing in the state of California , USA , founder of CASA MICHOACÁN , nongovernmental organization for service of our community , both in Mexico and the United States. "
Passed by the PRI , the PRD and Alternative
In addition to being the PRI in his youth , in 2006 , sponsored by Leonel Godoy Rangel (which in 2008 was governor of Michoacán ) , Mireles was registered by the PRD in the Alliance for the Good of Everybody in the place 25 of the multi-member list to integrate the Senate . Dr. Mireles was on the list for the Senate under Carmen María del Refugio Loya up Monica Serrano and Martínez Hernández , as recorded in the lists released by the Federal Electoral Institute .
Year and a half later and unable to integrate into the LX Legislature , led by the PRD Rosario Ibarra and Carlos Navarrete, Mireles found another political space and left the Social Democratic Alternative Party . For local elections in Michoacan, the November 7, 2007 , Dr. Mireles was enrolled as a candidate relative majority owner in the twenty district header Coalcomán in formula Ana Delia Valencia Chavez stamp Social Alternative , then headed Begné nationally by Alberto Guerra .
On the nomination of Valencia Mireles and Chavez, who is the wife of Dr. Mireles , Begné Guerra says that the registration of local candidates was the responsibility of state and non- executive committees of national, over which he presided .
However, Begné recalled that since 2006 called for support to Eduardo Medina Mora, then director of the Center
Research and National Security ( Cisen ) to have information about " dubious candidate " for federal elections .
Legally, Mireles criminal records are not an obstacle that has been registered as a candidate . In the electoral reform of 2007 to Cofipe a lock for political parties imposed the requirement not to have had a final judgment in criminal matters was established, but in 2008 was repealed by the Supreme Court of Justice .
From 2006 to date, the former Valencia Chavez candidate appears on a list of the Ministry of Social Development of the federal government , responsible for childcare facilities in Tepalcatepec .
Toll in Congress or the state legislature of Michoacan, Mireles entered the state government payroll Godoy Rangel , advisor for international affairs of the Ministry of Health , where he remained until 2011 .
" Want to redeem or does the dirty work ? "
A former police chief of Michoacan state who knows much of the history of José Manuel Mireles Valverde mentions that before he was detained in the prison of Uruapan , fifteen days after having completed 30 years, Dr. Mireles had been a resident Tepalcatepec over , who like many in the region had a special taste for hunting , hence his ability to handle weapons , like most of those who make up the base of the self .
Says it has no idea that his father, José Manuel González Mireles , is from his outspoken , but his mother , Margarita Valverde, is native to the northern state of Sonora because Valverde surname is not very common in Michoacan.
Former state official consulted for this study mentioned that Tierra Caliente and especially Tepalcatepec became an area of drug trafficking since the eighties , but had never recorded crimes against the general population , ie never had claimed dues , as local drug dealers kept low profile until they began to get national character cartels in 2000 as the gulfs , mushrooms , people Chapo Guzman, the Valencia, the Arellano , who started dispute the square with blood and fire .
Reports of the Michoacán state government said the brothers Juan Manuel Farías Álvarez , alias El Abuelo and Uriel Farías Álvarez aka El Paisa , who are sponsored from February 2013 the emergence of the self in Buenavista Tomatlán and outspoken criticism with goal of ending the Templars , which in turn are a division of the cartel known as La Familia Michoacana .
Uriel Farías was mayor of Tepalcatepec michoacanazo called when the government of President Felipe Calderon was recorded. The May 26, 2009 , Governor Leonel Godoy Rangel being , were arrested 12 municipal presidents, including Uriel Farías , but , like everyone else , was released .
The Farias - that Grandpa spent six years in prison , say the government reports, was the one who took care of him against both people cartel Los Zetas as allies of Chapo Guzman, when these criminal groups began to gain ground in the limits Michoacan and Jalisco , which is historically based operation and Jalisco New Generation Cartel .
Former state police chief says that the arrival of José Manuel Mireles Valverde on the national scene since February last year has two readings : it is redeemed , because they withdrew from the criminal activities in which he participated in the past and is sorry ; or she is doing the dirty work to the criminal group Los Farías , who quoted by local authorities for years is part of the Jalisco New Generation cartel
Re: Mireles, leader of the self-defensegroup, was arrested for drug trafficking Excelsior
I don't see how he could "Begin his new life in the United States, after spending nearly 4 years in prison", unless he emigrated illegally, and there's no evidence of this.
The only way Immigration and Naturalization [as it was called in 1996] would issue Dr. Mireles a green card with a drug trafficking conviction, is if he had connections to someone in the DEA or CIA, and I find this highly unlikely. They don't have time for small time pot growers, they sponsor guys with multi-ton loads of coke.
Those that say, don't know. Those that know, don't say.
Not only that, the fact that he MAY have grown some weed 20 years ago….doesn't mean anything, in terms of the current conflict, and his role in it. There is nothing inherently evil or reprehensible about growing or selling marijuana in the sierras of Michoacan, or anywhere else, like Sinaloa, Choix, or Durango. It's a way of life for farmers, who have been doing it since early 19th century. It's an irrelevant point, and frankly one I'm tired of hearing or seeing, which I don't direct at any poster, esp. who posted this. Just the story in general. If he was growing weed 5 years, I don't give a fuck. He wasn't extorting businesses and avocado farmers, or seizing properties, etc etc.
Re: Mireles, leader of the self-defensegroup, was arrested for drug trafficking Excelsior
I'm assuming you saw the article about Sera's hearing being delayed, with the names of his co-conspirators, including the black guys in North Carolina. It says they have recordings of over 100 phone calls with Sera.
Those that say, don't know. Those that know, don't say.