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Life Sentence for Man Convicted of Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced today that the Honorable Laurie Smith Camp, Chief United States District Court Judge, sentenced Jorge Alberto Sainz Navarrete, 32, today to life imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.  He was also sentenced to 240 months for two counts of conspiracy to commit money laundering and one count of laundering of monetary instruments.  All sentences are to run concurrently.  Sainz Navarrete was convicted following a jury trial in Omaha, Nebraska, that concluded on June 15, 2018.

Sainz Navarrete had previously been convicted in the District of Minnesota of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine.  He was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in that earlier case, following which he was removed from the United States to Mexico. 

The Nebraska case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Omaha Police Department, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement.

Updated September 21, 2018

Drug Trafficking