Thursday, December 29, 2022

Cesar Emilio Peralta - David Ortiz

Cesar Emilio Peralta
International drug trafficker César Emilio Peralta, 48, has pled guilty to drug trafficking in U.S. federal court and will be sentenced in May. Peralta, known as 'César the Abuser' was accused of ordering the shooting of David Ortiz in a Dominican nightclub. The drug kingpin was never formally charged with the Ortiz shooting. Ten men connected to the shooting of David Ortiz received sentences ranging from five to 30 years. They were handed down by a court in the Dominican Republic. Ortiz was shot in the back at a bar in 2019. News reports speculated that the hit was ordered by Peralta over a love triangle involving Dominican model Maria Yeribell Martinez Garcia.

Cops described the shooting as an organized mob hit on Ortiz, who was shot in the lower back at point blank range as he sat with friends.
When David “Big Papi” Ortiz began his major-league baseball career in 1992 he bought his family a new home with his $10k signing bonus. The two-story brick and stucco house is still owned by Ortiz on the outskirts of the Dominican capital where he grew up.

Dominican prosecutors had claimed that Peralta often leaned on MLB stars in order to launder cash from the proceeds of his cocaine empire.