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Found: Thu Oct 15 23:12:08 2020 PDT
Source: Valencia County News-Bulletin (NM)
Copyright: 2020 The News-Bulletin
Webpage: [translate]
Author: Both Lucero And Jesus

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Belen, NM (87002)


Sunny skies. High 74F. NW winds shifting to S at 10 to 15 mph..


A mostly clear sky. Low 42F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Updated: October 15, 2020 @ 11:54 pm

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BOSQUE FARMS -- A Valencia County woman and her son have been charged with several felonies, including tax fraud and racketeering, after a months-long investigation by the Los Lunas Police Department

Lucero Chavez, 46, of El Cerro Mission, and her son, Jesus S. Miramontes-Chavez, 23, of Los Chavez, have both been charged with tax fraud, money laundering and racketeering, all second-degree felonies; attempts to evade or defeat tax, a felony, and conspiracy, a third-degree felony.

Lucero Chavez

Charged with multiple felonies

Jesus S. Miramontes-Chavez

Charged with multiple felonies

According to the criminal complaint, the investigation began in February when a confidential informant told LLPD Det. Buster Whitley he used to work for Lucero Chavez at the New York Barbershop in the village of Bosque Farms.

Sanders claimed she is a member of a Mexican drug cartel, and is trafficking large amounts of cocaine and laundering large amounts of money.

He went on to say Lucero paid all her employees in cash, and made routine trips to Arizona to meet her husband -- who was not identified in the complaint -- and pick up cocaine.

He also alleged she and her children -- son, Jesus S. Miramontes-Chavez and her daughter -- often carried large amounts of cash on them. The informant claimed Lucero's children also trafficked narcotics with her. Lucero's daughter has not been charged with any crimes.

During his investigation, Whitley spoke to another Los Lunas detective who worked at the Bank of the West before joining the department, and she remembered Lucero coming in often and withdrawing up to $9,000 at a time.

Federal banking laws require banks to report most cash transactions exceeding $10,000 to the IRS. Banks also have to report "structured" transactions that are less than $10,000 but appear to be done in a way to avoid the reporting threshold.

In March, Whitley learned through the state's Workforce Solutions Database that Lucero and Jesus have never reported wages at any time, and there have been no wages reported for the barbershop.

The Bank of the West branch manager Russell Griego told Whitley he remembered Lucero and had "numerous issues with her withdrawing large amounts of cash." However, Lucero closed the account more than seven years ago, so the information about her account has been purged.

Search warrants for records were also served to the New Mexico Tax and Revenue Department, Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union, Bank of Albuquerque and Wells Fargo.

"Within the last five years, about $6 million has moved through financial accounts owned by both Lucero and Jesus," Whitley wrote in the complaint.

Lucero filed personal income taxes for 2015 through 2019, both electronically and on paper, and in 2015, she claimed an adjusted gross income of $25,131.

According to tax and revenue records, Miramontes-Chavez filed taxes for 2017, 2018 and 2019, showing adjusted gross incomes of 36 cents, $274 and $3,957, respectively.

From 2015 to 2020, there were a total of $6,488,149 in transactions made across the bank accounts owned by the two. In 2018, there were 408 deposits totaling $985,177 made at the Bank of Albuquerque, the most during the six-year period.

Debits on the various accounts totaled $3,200,077 and consisted of checks made out to Lucero Chavez, Jesus Miramontes-Chavez and his sister, recurring payments to title companies, spending at retail stores and restaurants, and checks to individuals, sometimes referencing contract work.

On Oct. 6, Sanders told Whitley that Lucero and her children were going to attempt to flee to Mexico. Whitley confirmed that Lucero is in the country illegally and has been deported from the United States twice.

Arrest warrants for both Lucero and Miramontes-Chavez were issued and they were booked into the Valencia County Detention Center on no-bond holds.

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WAR - demonize, war, epidemic (propaganda_theme6) TOT - total prohibition (propaganda_theme7) DIS - dissent opposed (propaganda_theme8)

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Think of the children
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illegal drugs
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various drugs  
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secret evidence 55%
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"confidential informant"
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Prison Labor Company Features Promo Video Touting "Best-Kept Secret in Outsourcing" (2015)
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Wells Fargo takes heat over investments in private prison industry
Jail Breaks: Subsidies Given to Private Prisons
prison stocks: What Happens When Marijuana is Legal
The U.S.'s Growing For-Profit Detention Industry (2012)
World's Prison Capital is Also #1 in For-Profit Prisons
Jailing Americans for Profit (John Whitehead, 2012)
Private Prisons Drive Need for Jurors to Understand Jury Nullification
Push Back Against Drug War Profiteering with Jury Nullification
Private prison companies look to Canada
The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery? (2014)
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