Cali Cartel Capo Pleads Guilty, Agrees to Testify against Father and Uncle

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Thursday, June 1, 2006
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
22
Issue: 
6
225
Abstract: 
On April 11, 2006, U.S. District Court Judge Federico Moreno accepted a plea from William Rodriguez-Abadia, son of the founder of the Cali Cartel, and sentenced him to 262 months in prison for his role in a cocaine importation conspiracy from 1990 to July 2002. William Rodriguez-Abadia is the son of defendant Miguel Rodriguez-Orejuela and the nephew of defendant Gilberto Rodriguez-Orejuela, the alleged founders of the Cali Cartel. The two are scheduled to go to trial before Judge Moreno in September 2006 … [more]