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December 12, 1989 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal grand jury in Los Angeles indicted a prominent Mexican businessman on charges that he played a key role in arranging the February, 1985, kidnaping and murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena, U.S. Atty. Robert Brosio announced Monday. Ruben Zuno Arce, 59, brother-in-law of former Mexican President Luis Echeverria, was specifically accused, along with four others, of having "organized and put into operation a scheme to kidnap and murder" Camarena.
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August 20, 1998 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge has refused to set aside the conviction of a Mexican businessman serving a life term for helping plan the 1985 kidnap and murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena in Guadalajara. U.S. District Judge Edward Rafeedie said in an opinion made public Wednesday that businessman Ruben Zuno Arce had failed to present sufficient evidence to warrant overturning the jury verdict.
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June 1, 1991
A Los Angeles federal court judge on Friday denied a request for bail by a wealthy Mexican businessman awaiting retrial in the 1985 torture and murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena. U.S. District Judge Edward Rafeedie turned down the bail request for Ruben Zuno Arce, 67, saying he was unconvinced that Zuno would not try to leave the country before the retrial, which is to begin July 23.
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February 6, 1998 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A government witness who claimed that federal prosecutors in Los Angeles pressured him to falsely implicate suspects in the 1985 kidnapping and murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena has recanted his allegations against the prosecutors, the U.S. attorney's office said in a document filed in federal court Thursday.
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August 1, 1992
A Mexican national charged in the 1985 torture-murder of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena will stand trial a second time this fall, a federal judge said. Ruben Zuno Arce, a brother-in-law of former Mexican President Luis Echeverria Alvarez, will be tried Oct. 20 for his alleged role in Camarena's kidnaping and slaying, U.S. District Judge Edward Rafeedie ruled Thursday. Zuno was convicted in 1990 of racketeering, kidnaping and conspiracy in Camarena's slaying.
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August 23, 1989
The Justice Department has granted immunity to Ruben Zuno Arce, a Mexican citizen, who will be brought before a grand jury in Los Angeles Thursday to be questioned on events relating to the February, 1985, slaying of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena in Mexico. Zuno Arce, 59, was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service authorities in San Antonio on Aug. 9. He was brought here Aug.
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October 12, 1989
Ruben Zuno Arce, a prominent Mexican businessman charged with perjury in the investigation into the murder of federal drug Agent Enrique Camarena, was released from jail in Los Angeles on Wednesday and returned to Mexico. Zuno, 59, the brother-in-law of former Mexican President Luis Echevveria, posted bail after two more people offered property to secure his $200,000 bond. Zuno was released to the custody of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, which put him on a plane to Mexico. U.S.
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September 13, 1989
Federal prosecutors have until noon today to persuade an appeals court that Ruben Zuno Arce, who is charged with perjury in a case related to the 1985 murder of a U.S. drug agent, should not be released on bail. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Robert M. Takasugi set bail at $200,000 for Zuno Arce, 59, a prominent Mexican businessman and the brother-in-law of Mexico's former president. But at the request of Assistant U.S. Atty.
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September 14, 1989
An appeals court Wednesday ordered a prominent Mexican businessman charged with perjury in a case related to the 1985 murder of a U.S. drug agent to remain in jail until it decides whether he should be released on bail. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Los Angeles ruled that Ruben Zuno Arce, 59, should stay locked up until it reviews the $200,000 bail order issued Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Robert M. Takasugi. The U.S.
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October 11, 1989
A Los Angeles federal judge Tuesday cleared the way for Mexican businessman Ruben Zuno Arce, who faces perjury charges in connection with the murder of a U.S. drug agent, to return to Mexico. U.S. District Judge Robert M. Takasugi accepted offers by Zuno's lawyers of property and cash to secure $200,000 bail and ordered Zuno's release at 10 a.m. today after Assistant U.S. Atty. Adam Schiff signs off on two pieces of property offered as security.
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January 17, 1998 | FREDRIC N. TULSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal prosecutors Friday dismissed as "shameful" the allegations by a key witness that officials induced him to falsely implicate suspects in the 1983 kidnapping and murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena in Mexico. The allegations were contained in a motion filed in October by Ruben Zuno Arce, who was seeking to overturn his conviction.
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March 26, 1993 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Mexican businessman Ruben Zuno Arce was sentenced Wednesday to two life terms for his role in the 1985 kidnaping and murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena. In December, Zuno, the brother-in-law of former Mexican President Luis Echeverria Alvarez, was convicted in Los Angeles federal court of conspiring to kidnap a federal agent, kidnaping a federal agent, conspiring to commit violent crimes in aid of racketeering and committing violent crimes in aid of racketeering.
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December 22, 1992 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mexican businessman Ruben Zuno Arce was found guilty Monday of conspiring to kidnap and murder an American drug agent in 1985, ending a chapter in the intense investigation of the crime. Zuno, brother-in-law of former Mexican President Luis Echeverria Alvarez, closed his eyes and shook his head slowly as the jury verdicts were read. "Big injustice," he said in Spanish as he was led from the courtroom by U.S. marshals.
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December 17, 1992 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lawyers for Mexican businessman Ruben Zuno Arce, who is accused of helping plan the 1985 kidnaping of an American drug agent, requested a mistrial Wednesday because, they said, government documents that surfaced on the final day of the proceeding contained material that might have helped their case. The motion was denied by U.S. District Judge Edward Rafeedie, but he added that the new information was "very disturbing."
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December 16, 1992 | MARJORIE MILLER and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Carlos Salinas de Gortari on Tuesday hailed the release of Dr. Humberto Alvarez Machain as a "correction" of a violation of international law, and the Mexican attorney general said no charges would be filed against Alvarez Machain in Mexico. In unusually strong language, Salinas accused U.S. prosecutors of slandering Mexican officials as part of their case against Alvarez Machain and co-defendant Ruben Zuno Arce.
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December 5, 1992 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In two hours of riveting testimony, a former communications specialist Friday recounted his years at the side of one of Mexico's most notorious drug kingpins and linked the leaders of the Guadalajara narcotics cartel to two defendants charged in connection with the 1985 murder of an American drug agent. Lawrence Victor Harrison, 48, said he saw defendants Dr. Humberto Alvarez Machain and Ruben Zuno Arce in the company of his boss, Ernesto Fonseca, on several occasions.
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December 19, 1989
A federal judge in Los Angeles Monday denied the bid of a prominent Mexican businessman to be released on bail while awaiting trial on charges that he played a key role in arranging the February, 1985, kidnaping and murder of U.S. drug agent Enrique Camarena. Ruben Zuno Arce, 59, brother-in-law of former Mexican President Luis Echeverria, was accused last week, along with four others, of having "organized and put into operation a scheme to kidnap and murder" Camarena.
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September 23, 1992 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former associate of Ruben Zuno Arce, charged in connection with the 1985 kidnaping and murder of an American drug agent, has accused prosecutors and Drug Enforcement Administration officials of offering him bribes to falsely implicate Zuno and threatening him with harm if he refused. Federal prosecutors on Tuesday adamantly denied the charges, which grow out of the emotionally charged case of the 1985 torture-murder of DEA agent Enrique Camarena.
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