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A rented jet, payment and audio from Mexico: FBI evidence against Narcocorido creator Angel Del Villar

Records of renting a private plane, concert videos, bank transfers, text messages and a recorded conversation are some of the evidences that Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Says he has to accuse famous music producer angel del villaro booked for money laundering for alleged association with a Mexican businessman Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).

Dale Villar, 41, was arrested by FBI agents on Tuesday, later produced in federal court in Los Angeles and released on $100,000 bail. the government blames them break the kingpin law By conspiring to transact with a drug trafficker on the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) blacklist.

neither businessman nor his label from the record Have talked about it. This Wednesday, the company published information on its Facebook page about its artists, some of whom have been nominated for a music award that will be presented soon. Dell Records did not respond to messages sent by Univision Notices requesting comment on this criminal case.

Dale Villar’s arrest came two years after federal agents searched his company’s offices and home. Known for Dell Records Compose songs about Mexican drug traffickers. Among his extensive menu of talents are Ulices Chaidez, T3R Element and Lenin Ramírez.

The FBI also arrested on Tuesday Luca Scalisi, CFO of Dell Records’ talent agency, called Dell Entertainment. He was released on $35,000 bail.

Dale Villar and Scalisi may have both collaborated Jesus Perez Alvier a promoter who controls diamond gallistics, Tickets to concerts in Mexico are also known as premieres.

They did so despite the fact that Perez Alvier and his company have been on file with OFAC since 2018. money laundering from CJNG and its financial arm Los Cuinis, According to the Department of Justice.

A singer interviewed by the FBI

FBI Agent Lauren Radke noted in an affidavit that as of March 2019 Pérez lvar was in charge of the promotion and organization of concerts in Mexico. where artists and musicians associated with or under contract from Dell Entertainment participated.

One of the singers identified in the indictment ‘Individual A’, Interviewed by Agent Radke and other police officers at the airport in Phoenix, Arizona while returning from Mexico on April 19, 2018. Radke describes that he showed the artist an OFAC document and warned him that the law prohibited him from doing business directly or indirectly with the owner of Galistica Diamante.

But the artist kept traveling to Mexico Perez Alvar to sing at concerts.

Through a federal registry, the FBI found a press release prepared by Dell Records on behalf of the singer identified as ‘Personal A’, which stated that the OFAC designation caused her to sing on Pérez Alvier’s show. will shut down. This act also pointed to the popular singer Julian Alvarez, Those who were removed from the blacklist of the Treasury Department till a few days ago.

The statement, prepared by Dell Records, said that the artist had “no choice but to comply with the law of the United States and not to allow reservations of any of my shows to persons whom the Treasury Department had granted.” deemed to be accepted”.

According to the FBI, this statement from Angel del Villar’s company was never made public.

Aguascalientes. concert in

Other evidence collected by the FBI is audio found on a Dell Records employee’s cell phone. In that voice message, which was recorded on April 19, 2018, Scalisi says that del Villar wanted him to travel to Mexico to meet Pérez lvar and another person “to collect the money that Pérez had taken.” Dell Entertainment and the Mexican entity affiliated with Dell. Villar”.

Scalisi also noted that he was concerned about “creating a paper trail” between Galistica Diamante and the California record company, as Pérez Alvar was “under surveillance by (the Department of) National Security.” The executive indicated that he preferred that Del Villar “hide the company of ‘Chucho’ (CJNG operator’s nickname) until, as you know, this mess is resolved with the government and due process.”

On April 24 of the same year, Del Villar’s sister and Dell Entertainment’s director of tour operations ordered the company’s publicist to provide information about the singer’s upcoming concert ‘Individual A’ in Aguascalientes, Mexico, promoted by Pérez Alvier. Ask Del Villar for

Later, the FBI interviewed the publicist who revealed that between April 24 and 27, 2018, Del Villar and his staff continued to talk about the Aguascalientes concert.

According to federal prosecutors, the singer offered a presentation in that state, but did so until the early hours of April 28, as her flight was delayed.

Agent Radke said in his statement, “I have seen a video that is publicly available from multiple sources confirming that ‘Individual A’ performed during the 2018 Aguascalientes concert.”

During the investigation, the FBI also interviewed the co-founder of the private jet rental company in April 2019 gogo jets, which was hired by Dell Records to transport the artist from the airport in Van Nuys, Calif., to an airport in Aguascalientes on April 27, 2018.

The label asked to rent a smaller jet the same day, but only the larger ones. they paid an american express credit card In the name of Angel del Villar and sent advance photographs of the passports of four passengers, including the singer, described the allegation.

The GOGOJETS co-founder told the FBI that he did an Internet search for his clients and verified that one of the passengers was a “prominent Dell Records musician.”

The flight’s takeoff was delayed because Aguascalientes Airport would be closed by the time they were planning to land. But a Dell Records employee told the co-founder of GOGO JETS “That they know someone in the government and there won’t be a problem.” Help would have come to him shortly after that contact: he confirmed that the Mexican airport would continue to operate upon his arrival.

$175,000 shipment from Mexico

Two months after leasing the jet, Del Villar claimed he was overcharged. Records from that dispute became part of the evidence gathered by the FBI.

On June 14, 2018, in an exchange of text messages, a Dell Records employee asked Dale Willer for money to cover the balance for the plane rental, claiming that the music promoter “specifically stated that ‘Chucho’ (Perez Alvier) was going to pay for the flight.”

But Del Villar told his employee that “it wasn’t a bank” and that he would not send her a refund. He asked her to “fix that problem”, because he was “the one who chose the plane”. The activist’s response was that he recommended “not to act for a person sanctioned by the United States”.

The FBI also assured that there was a recorded conversation between Scalisi and a Dell Records employee who apparently cooperated with the government, noting that Del Villar told Pérez Alvar the bank. “Already sent three deposits”.

Scalisi then asked him if the money had reached a Mexican bank account registered under the name ‘Del Melodia Entertainment’ and asked him to indicate “what shows” he was paying for.

Scalicy also cautioned the employee that deposits should not be registered “in the name of ‘Chucho’, but should be registered “in the name of the originator”.

Investigators managed to trace at least 11 bank deposits between 150,000 and 750,000 pesos (between $7,500 and $37,500) from August 16, 2018 to January 29, 2019. They were created by two people working on behalf of Perez Alvier. According to the Justice Department, Dell Records received a total of 3.5 million pesos ($175,000) during that period.

Meanwhile, the singer held concerts organized by two men identified as “Personal A” who had made bank deposits on behalf of Galistica Diamante. The events were in Mexicali, Salamanca, Chiapas and San Jose de Iturbide between September 28, 2018 and February 2019.

Dale Villar and Scalisi’s indictment is set for July 20 in federal court in Los Angeles. Curiously, above that court is the DEA office, which coordinates operations to capture the head of the CJNG, Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, aka ‘El Mencho’.

The prosecutor’s office has warned that if found guilty, they could both face up to 30 years in prison.

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