Daughter of Mexican Cartél Boss Set to Transfer to Spring Hill College in Mobile, Three Years After Eldest Daughter was Sentenced in US Court

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Daughter of Mexican Cartél Boss Set to Transfer to Spring Hill College in Mobile, Three Years After Eldest Daughter was Sentenced in US Court

{TheChronicle.cc} –Bethania Kristan González, the 20-year-old youngest daughter of Mexican cartel boss Rubén Oseguera Cervantes, is set to transfer to Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama in Autumn 2024. This move comes three years after her older sister, Jessica Johanna Oseguera González, was sentenced in a U.S. court.

Bethania previously attended Universidad de Guadalajara, a public and autonomous university system in the Mexican state of Jalisco known for its global scope and strong commitment to society. The transfer is believed to be motivated by safety concerns and a desire for exposure to American culture, distancing her from the volatile environment in Mexico.

In June 2021, a U.S. judge ordered Jessica Johanna Oseguera González, also known as "La Negra," to serve two years and six months in prison in a rare criminal case involving the Kingpin Act. Jessica had urged Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell of the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. to free her after more than 15 months in jail so she could return to her children in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Prosecutors had lobbied for a longer prison sentence, arguing the 34-year-old California native had lied about her involvement with her father's drug cartel, the Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG). The judge credited her with time served and ordered her to remain on supervised release for two years after her prison term. Jessica was also fined $20,500, although prosecutors had sought a larger fine due to her access to cartel assets.

Jessica pleaded guilty in March to violating the Kingpin Act for her association with businesses linked to her father, who is still on the Drug Enforcement Administration's Most Wanted list. She helped manage or promote several businesses, including a sushi restaurant, a cabana resort, a tequila label, an agricultural company, and an advertising firm.

Prosecutors accused Jessica of lying to the probation officer and helping provide bookkeeping services for the cartel. They allege that her father, El Mencho, instructed her to manage the resort, Las Flores Cabañas, in Jalisco. Jessica insists she hasn't seen her father since she was 11 years old and living in San Francisco.

El Mencho remains one of America's most sought-after fugitives, with a $10 million reward for his capture. The CJNG is blamed for much of the illegal drugs entering the U.S. and causing thousands of deaths. 

Jessica was arrested in February 2020 when she traveled to the U.S. to attend an arraignment for her brother, Menchito, who remains jailed on international drug trafficking and weapons charges.

In her letter to the judge, Jessica expressed remorse and a desire to be reunited with her children. "I ask for forgiveness, and say, without hesitation, that I regret everything I did that may have caused any harm," she wrote.

Bethania's transfer to Spring Hill College is seen as a move to ensure her safety and provide her with new opportunities away from the dangerous environment in Mexico.