A Utah federal grand jury has indicted reputed drug lord Leonardo Contreras Subias on charges of possessing illegal and false identification documents during his April arrest, in an attempt to defraud the government.
Subias, a key suspect in the 1985 torture-murder of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena, allegedly possessed four false documents when he was arrested April 1 in Salt Lake City.The five-count indictment charges Subias with possessing a bogus Mexican passport, Immigration and Naturalization Service border crossing card, and an INS departure record and Oklahoma driver's license all in the name of Jose Armando Gonzalez Guillen.
Subias, 42, faces sentencing July 11 in U.S. District Court for Los Angeles following his conviction this week on a single count of failure to appear July 30, 1980, for his trial.
The 1980 indictment charges Subias with distributing one kilogram of cocaine and conspiring to distribute another 20 kilograms of the drug. He faces a separate trial on those counts next week.
Subias, who owns cattle ranches in Texas and Oklahoma and is reportedly worth millions, had claimed he was not the man named in the cocaine and bail-jumping indictments but instead was Guillen, also a Texas and Oklahoma cattle rancher.
But a fingerprint expert testified Subias' prints matched those of the defendants in both indictments.
Investigators said Subias had lived on and off in northern Utah for several months, and was residing in a rented luxury condominium in Park City at the time of his capture.
Subias, who also is suspected of killing three Mexican police officers, has not been charged in the Camarena case.