The daughter of a cartel leader has been released from a US federal prison earlier than expected after admitting to laundering money on behalf of her father’s cartel.
Jessica Johanna Oseguera González also known as “La Negra” was released from the federal correctional institution Dublin (a minimum-security prison in San Francisco) after serving 25 months for money laundering charges. González father, Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes is the leader of “Cartel Jalisco New Generation” (CJNG). Currently, the United States is offering a $10,000,000 reward for information leading to his capture.
Last year, González was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison and ordered to pay a $20,000 fine after pleading guilty to violating the “kingpin act.” Prosecutors say González laundered money for her father’s cartel through various businesses including a resort in Tapalpa (Las Flores Cabanas), a restaurant in Puerto Vallarta (Mizu sushi lounge), a tequila company in Guadalajara (Onze black), and other businesses.
According to a spokesperson for the federal bureau of prisons, González was released early due to the “first step act.” Back in 2018, former President Donald Trump created the “first step act” which was intended to reduce the size of federal prisons by releasing nonviolent offenders. González was released from prison on March 14th.