Saturday, February 16, 2008

How Mexican Drug Cartels Take Over Local Cities: Sunday on Cable TV (Online Previews 8 min each)

Los Angeles, CA. According to 33 year veteran international gang specialist and retired L.A. Sheriff’s Sergeant Richard Valdemar, Mexican drug cartels have infiltrated city councils and political campaigns in many small cities in Los Angeles County and illegal immigration is threatening the United States.

The L. A . Cable Channel 36 is featuring two segments from a four-part Full Disclosure Network® series with Sgt. Valdemar this Sunday and Monday, as follows:

Sunday, Feb. 17th 8:00 p.m. Part 1 8:30 p.m. Part 2
Monday, Feb. 18th 4:00 p.m. Part 1 4:30 p.m. Part 2
Other cable channels and airtimes by community (click here)

Full Disclosure Network® also presents an online preview with Valdemar covering the impact of the Mexican Mafia gangs, drug cartels and illegal aliens in American cities as a public service from the link below:
Preview Part 1 Drug Cartels Take Over Local Cities ( 8 min)
Preview Part 2 Illegal Immigration Threatens America

Summary of two segments in the Valdemar interview series:

* Sgt. Valdemar cited the following cities as having been infiltrated by the Mexican drug cartels: Lynwood, Bell Gardens, Hawaiian Gardens, South Gate, Huntington Park., Vernon, Cudahy.
* Drug cartels set up phony businesses to launder drug money, usually used car lots, used tire shops that serve as a “front” for their operations.
* Sgt. Valdemar says it all starts when a small business, like a restaurant, is purchased by someone with drug money from Mexico, who sets up shop and starts inviting the city fathers to come for complimentary or discounted meals.
* Then invitations are extended to local police and other government officials, until the business operator is well established, with powerful friends.
* Drug money is used to send out smear campaign literature to destroy reputations of incumbent city council members and to finance the campaigns of challengers whose goal is to get a majority voting block on the city council.
* Once the drug cartel controls the city council, they fire the city attorney, city manager and start giving out contracts, like the trash collection contract, to their cronies.

The entire four-part interview series with Sgt. Richard Valdemar is scheduled to re-run on 45 cable systems. Channels and airtimes can be found on the website. The Full Disclosure Network® is a reality news show, known as “the news behind the news” since 1992 and is an independent, public affairs cable program produced by Host Leslie Dutton and Producer T. J. Johnston. In 2002 the FDN program was presented with a public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their series entitled “L.A.’s War Against Terrorism”. Previews of the full programs are featured on the website at

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