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Puerto Rican Kingpin Sees Ex Make Plea Bargain

CARIBBEAN / 11 MAY 2011 BY INSIGHT CRIME EN

The ex-wife of Puerto Rican drug kingpin Jose Figueroa Agosto has made a plea bargain with prosecutors in the Dominican Republic, admitting that she laundered money for her husband's trafficking organization.

Leavy Nin Batista is one of nine individuals accused of laundering money for Figueroa, the Associated Press reports.

Figueroa's girlfriend, Sobeida Felix, has also made a deal with prosecutors in exchange for a lighter sentence, reports Dominican Today.

Figueroa was captured by Puerto Rican in July 2010 after 10 years on the run. He is accused of running a network that shipped drugs from Colombia to the U.S. via Puerto Rico.

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