Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat
Jose Rodrigo Arechiga Gamboa, AKA El Chino Ántrax, grew up in Culiacán, Sinaloa, was friends with the Zambadas, he went to work for their father known as El Mayo, leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.
Arechiga Gamboa, became the leader of Sinaloa Cartel’s enforcers, El Ántrax.
Today he was sentenced in a San Diego Federal Court to 7 years plus a few months
He was arrested in December 2013, by Interpol at the Amsterdam Airport, as he prepared to exit the plane, and was extradited to United States.
After his plea he has spent the last 3 years in solitary confinement.
When he is released, he hopes to work in construction and home remodeling.
Matthew Sutton U.S. Attorney says, as part of the plea, he forfeited $1 million.
The court was under extreme security with each person having to pass two metal detectors.
While speaking to the court, dressed in prison orange uniform;
“I’m truly ashamed. I promise you I will never again do wrong. I would like to be able to work honestly.” He says he would like to go into home remodeling and construction.
He also gain further notoriety with social media platforms attributed to him, with images of his flamboyant lifestyle. His face always blurred in the images.
With time served, and credit for good behavior, [54 days per year] he could be released in short time.
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Full docket text :
Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Dana M. Sabraw: Sentence With PSR Hearing held on 12/12/2019 for Jose Rodrigo Arechiga-Gamboa (1).
Count 1s: Custody of BOP for 87 months, followed by 5 years supervised release
. No fine. $100 penalty assessment.
Underlying Indictment dismissed.
(Plaintiff Attorney AUSA Matthew Sutton).
(Defendant Attorney Frank Ragen RET). (PO Amberly Alvarado). (no document attached)
Sentencing Summary Chart filed, entered but still remains sealed