By Dialogo August 21, 2013 Currently, Benjamín and Francisco Javier Arellano Félix are serving time in U.S. prisons. Federal Judge Larry Burns stated that, “Eduardo Arellano Félix was a crucial part” of the operation and “he was totally aware of its methods,” although his activities were less violent than those of his brothers. The organization’s manager was found guilty of money laundering and illicit investments coming from drug trafficking in May, after a settlement with the Prosecution in which Arellano Félix would pay $50 million obtained from drug trafficking and be sentenced to a maximum of 15 years of prison. Eduardo Arellano Félix, aged 56, was sentenced by the San Diego Federal Court in California (on the border with the Mexican city of Tijuana) for laundering dozens of millions of dollars earned illegally through drug trafficking, according to a statement issued by the U.S. Department of Justice. He also pointed out that the Tijuana Cartel’s operations seriously affected the communities on the border. He had inherited control of the organization after Ramón, the most violent of the nine siblings, was killed in 2002, and following the arrest of Benjamín and Francisco Javier in 2002 and 2006, respectively. Arellano Félix, aka “The Doctor”, was arrested after a shoot out between Mexican authorities in Tijuana in October 2008, and was extradited from Mexico to the United States on August 31 of last year. “There were terrible long term consequences… and you should be ashamed of that,” the official said when talking to the financier. The former second-in-command of Mexico’s Tijuana Cartel was sentenced in California on August 19 to 15 years of prison for being the criminal organization’s manager, the U.S. Department of Justice reported.
SAVVY VETERANS: Senior leadership has been on display for both of these teams. Carson Williams, Jared Savage and Camron Justice have collectively scored 45 percent of Western Kentucky’s points this season and 52 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Charlotte, Jordan Shepherd, Drew Edwards and Amidou Bamba have collectively scored 44 percent of the team’s points this season, including 47 percent of all 49ers points over their last five.KEY CONTRIBUTOR: Jahmir Young has had his hand in 42 percent of all Charlotte field goals over the last three games. Young has 18 field goals and 11 assists in those games.STREAK STATS: Charlotte has dropped its last six road games, scoring 63 points and allowing 73.8 points during those contests. Western Kentucky has won its last seven home games, scoring an average of 77.6 points while giving up 69.6.PASSING FOR POINTS: The 49ers have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Hilltoppers. Western Kentucky has an assist on 31 of 70 field goals (44.3 percent) across its past three outings while Charlotte has assists on 47 of 69 field goals (68.1 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Charlotte and Western Kentucky are the class of the CUSA in terms of getting to the foul line. The 49ers are ranked second in the conference and have averaged 20.2 free throws while the Hilltoppers are ranked first and have attempted 22 per game. February 21, 2020 WKU looks to extend streak vs Charlotte Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditCharlotte (14-11, 8-6) vs. Western Kentucky (18-8, 11-3)E.A. Diddle Arena, Bowling Green, Kentucky; Saturday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Western Kentucky looks for its fifth straight conference win against Charlotte. Western Kentucky’s last CUSA loss came against the Florida International Panthers 81-76 on Feb. 1. Charlotte came up short in a 70-54 game at Rice in its last outing. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com