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Chairez Made Threats For Drug Cartel Now Says It Grew From DUI, Gets 6 Years in Prison

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, August 4 – Felipe Chairez operated as a debt collector and enforcer for a Mexican drug cartel, threatening a Bronx man in an auto body shop with harm to him and his wife.

He pleaded guilty to the lesser included offense of narcotics conspiracy.

   On August 4, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge John G. Koeltl held his sentencing. Inner City Press covered it.

 Chairez spoke for himself twice, at length. He said he had become an alcoholic and lost his driver's license due to a DUI. He said he never hurt anyone. The US sentencing memo, however, contains graphic threats.

  He faced a guideline beginning at 97 months, with a mandatory minimum of 60 months.

 Judge Koeltl gave him 72 months - but then to his credit listened patiently as Chairez took a second bite at the apple, speaking about a fire in the MCC. 

  Judge Koeltl explained he had already taken that into account, that alcoholism is terrible and urging him to take advantage of treatment.

The case is US v. Chairez, 19-cr-542 (Koeltl) 


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