“El Vicentillo” son of El Mayo, is denied Covid-19 release request

Chivis Martinez Borderland Beat

Mexico City.-  Jesus Vicente Zambada Niebla “El Vicentillo” was denied freedom by a court in Illinois, United States, who had requested it by means of a motion.
The son of  Ismael  ” El Mayo “  Zambada García  had argued through his defense that he was in danger from the  Covid-19 pandemic, for which he had requested that the reduction in a sentence be transferred into an immediate release.
The United States authorities   indicated that no extraordinary and convincing reasons were established to justify their request.
Zambada Niebla  was captured in March 2009 and  in 2019 he was sentenced to 15 years in Illinois federal court.

In February 2010, he was extradited to the United States, where he eventually made a deal for a favorable sentence, witness protection for information.  He testified against El Chapo whom he kept referring to as “My compa Chapo”. 

The son of  “El Mayo Zambada” is expected to serve his sentence until 2024, the year in which he could be released.