Salvador Cienfuegos Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ Before NYC Judge

 Salvador Cienfuegos Pleads ‘Not Guilty’ Before NYC Judge

Salvador Cienfuegos es acusado por lavado de dinero y vínculos con el narcotráfico y crimen organizado.

Salvador Cienfuegos is accused of money laundering and links with drug trafficking and organized crime


Salvador Cienfuegos, former Secretary of Mexican Defense, pleaded not guilty Thursday in a New York court of drug trafficking freight, in a case that has strained cooperation between the Latin American country and the United States against illegal drug sales.

The general, until two years ago a prominent star in Mexico’s war against drug cartels, was arrested at Los Angeles’ main airport in mid-October in a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) operation.

Judge Steve Gold accepted the plea made by the former official through a video link in federal court. The 72-year-old former army chief is being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, a problematic and overcrowded prison that also houses Ghislaine Maxwell.

Edward Sapone, his lawyer, had said before the hearing in a statement that his client was

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