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Colombian soccer team off sanctions list

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday sanctions were lifted from the Colombian professional soccer team America de Cali.

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Lawyer in drug case sues for payment

MIAMI, March 29 (UPI) -- The attorney for the alleged ringleader of the Cali drug cartel facing trial in Miami is suing the U.S. government so he can be paid by his client's wife.

Report: Cali cartel figures offer deal

MIAMI, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The founders of the Cali drug cartel are seeking a plea bargain with U.S. prosecutors, a Colombian magazine has reported.

Alleged cartel founder to plead innocent

MIAMI, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The alleged founder of the Colombian drug cartel that once provided 80 percent of U.S. cocaine will plead innocent to drug charges in Miami.

Colombia sends drug kingpin to U.S.

BOGOTA, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Colombia has extradited to the United States the most notorious drug cartel kingpin in its custody, El Tiempo newspaper reported Saturday.
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Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela, also known as "El Ajedrecista" ("The Chess Player"), is a 70 year-old Colombian druglord, head of the Cali Cartel, based in the southwestern city of Cali.

Gilberto Rodríguez founded the Cali Cartel in the 1970s together with his brother Miguel and José Santacruz Londoño.

He was nicknamed "The Chess Player" for his cunning and ability to stay one step ahead of his rivals and the authorities. Though his Cartel is known to have a very violent reputation, he would use bribery and in many cases, was considered a businessman, earning the respect of the region.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela."
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