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This summary of articles deals with the Orejuela brothers Gilberto and Miguel Rodriguez the leaders of the infamous Cali drug cartel found in Colombia The two brothers have been drug trafficking for many years but this journal chronicles their attempt to control the Colombian government over the past several months The brothers were caught for drug trafficking late in the summer of 1995 and were sentenced to 9 and 10 years with a chance of a 50 reduction for working while in prison That possible 50 reduction is thanks to a law they lobbied for While in jail however the leaders of the worlds largest drug syndicate started their manipulation of the Colombian government The first acts the brothers made were bribing congressmen to vote against anti-narcotic laws and running their drug syndicate using faxes and cellular phones all while they were in jail The police eventually caught on but little could be done The next act that reportedly pointed that the Cali drug cartel was responsible for was the assasination of Odin Guttierrez Rico a special prosecuter of high profile drug cases Guttierrez was shot nearly 140 times and as if that were not enough the assasins then proceeded to run over his body with the getaway van Guttierrez was the eighth official to be slain in the past 11 months This was one of the first articles of extreme violence that with some researching pointed to the Cali drug lords The next thing on the list of the Cali cartel was to bribe one of Colombias highest ranking leaders President Ernesto Samper himself The brothers reportedly paid President Samper 6 million dollars to use towards his presidential campaign Despite getting away with all this the United States was able
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