They formally dictated 45 years in prison to “El Chango Méndez”, who was the leader of the Michoacana Family

El Chano Méndez was sentenced to 45 years in prison (photo: FGR/ Twitter)
El Chano Méndez was sentenced to 45 years in prison (photo: FGR/ Twitter)

Recently the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) announced that a District judge formally ruled 45 years in prison a jesus mendez Vargas, better known as “The Chango Mendez”, leader of the criminal organization known as “The Michoacan Familyfor the crimes of organized crime Y carrying of firearms.

The FGR through the Specialized Prosecutor for Organized Crime (FEMDO), in coordination with the Specialized Prosecutor for Regional Control (FECOR), in his delegation located in Nayarit, obtained a conviction against Jesús Méndez VargasUnder the crimes of organized crime; for the purpose of committing crimes against health and by carrying of firearms of use exclusive to the Army, Navy and Air Force.

After the ministerial investigations that were carried out by the FEMDOit was discovered that Jesus “M” it was active member of one criminal organization in which he performed management and administration functions, having as main position the drug traffic in various states of the country primarily in Michoacanaccording to the information disclosed in the FGR statement.

During the month of May 2016the judge of the case had the current sentenced person at his disposal, remaining as an inmate in the Federal Center for Social Readaptation Number two “West”located in Big bridgein the demarcation of Jalisco.

The evidence obtained from the proceedings that were carried out in the Public Ministry of the Federation (MPF), were the ones that allowed him to be dictated a grief equivalent to 45 years and 10 months in prison Y 13 thousand 249 days of fine against the leader of the criminal organization, for the aforementioned crimes.

He is currently incarcerated in the Federal Center for Social Readaptation number 13 “CPS Oaxaca”based in Miahuatlán, Porfirio Díaz, Oaxaca.

His real name is Jesús Méndez Vargas and he was captured on June 21, 2011was considered as the right hand of the founder of the cartelnamely Nazario Morenabetter known as “the chayo” either “The craziest”.

The Michoacan Family announced its arrival in Milpa Alta in CDMX during the month of November
The Michoacan Family announced its arrival in Milpa Alta in CDMX during the month of November

The Michoacan Family I know characterized for having one strange religious ideology, mendez was in charge of spread among the new members bible interpretations and to impose initiation rituals on each one.

After the false death of “The chayo” during 2010, “The Chango Mendez” was in charge of leading a fight against Servando Gómez Martínez, alias “Tuta”, who was also arrested, separated from La Familia to be able to found the Knights Templar cartel.

He was one of the most wanted drug leaders in Mexico during the six-year term of Enrique Peña Nieto (EPN), the same he was arrested for a chocolate cake in 2015 and that he was recently sentenced to 47 years in prison for the crimes of organized crime Y against health in the form of promotion.

Born in arteagaa mountain municipality located on the slopes of “Tierra Caliente”, before venturing into the world of crime worked as a primary school teacher. According to reports, after a decade and a half as a teacher, he got tired of his salary and the poor environment in which he had always grown up so in early 2000 he left the classroom and joined the world of drug trafficking.


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