Saturday, November 19, 2016

Venezuelan 1st lady's 2 nephews found guilty of conspiring to send cocaine to the US by Manhattan Federal Court jury

Two nephews of Venezuela's first lady who were charged with conspiring to send drugs to the United States were convicted on Friday by a jury that found evidence of the crime even though the government's star witness came across to at least one juror as "slime."

The Manhattan federal court jury returned its verdict against Efrain Campo, 30, and his cousin Francisco Flores, 31, after less than a day of deliberations. The nephews of Venezuelan first lady Cilia Flores were charged with conspiring last year to import more than 1,700 pounds of cocaine into the United States.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Flores and Campo thought they'd make millions of dollars with the drug scheme ....