Los Angeles Times | 6/25/2010 12:00:00 AM
Accused Colombian drug lord pleads guilty to U.S. charges
June 25--Francisco Gonzalez-Uribe is expected to get life in prison for bringing tons of heroin and cocaine into the U.S.
Francisco Gonzalez-Uribe had been awaiting trial in New York on charges of running a criminal enterprise dating back at least to 2007 that was accused of shipping loads of drugs to New York and other U.S. cities.
Federal prosecutors are likely to seek a sentence of life in prison with no parole. Now 44 years old, Gonzalez-Uribe was arrested in 2009 in the Dominican Republic and extradited to the United States.
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