March 12, 2021

Dual US-Mexican citizen pleads guilty to Kingpin Act violations

On March 12, 2021, Jessica Johanna Oseguera Gonzalez, a dual US-Mexican citizen, pleaded guilty in US District Court for District of Columbia to five counts of violating the criminal penalties of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act, 21 USC §§1901-1908.

According to the factual proffer supporting her guilty plea, Oseguera was part owner, manager and/or sole administrator or registrant of several Mexican companies designated in 2015 and 2017 pursuant to the Kingpin Act. The entities and the nature of the defendant’s interest in them are described in the proffer.  Each was designated for assisting in or providing support or goods or services in support of the international trafficking activities of the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generación, one of the most dangerous and powerful drug cartels in Mexico.

Oseguera pleaded guilty to willfully engaging in transactions or dealings in property or interests of foreign persons designated by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Department of the Treasury, and for serving as an officer, director, or agent of the five designed entities named in the superseding indictment.  Her role in the entities makes Oseguera liable to a statutory maximum term of up to thirty years imprisonment and a fine of up to $5 million.  Sentencing is scheduled for June 11, 2021.

DOJ press release | Factual proffer | Plea agreement | Superseding indictment