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INTRODUCTION EARLY LIFE EARLY CRIME LIFE CRIME LIFE AFTER THE COLLEGE PRISON LIFE BASIC INFO Hair color: Black Eye color: Deep blue Ethnicity: Latin Nationality: Cuban DOB: 4th November 1990 Mother's name: Adriana (Lopez) Garcia Father's name: Rafael Garcia PERSONALITY Ernesto is usually easily angered, he loves to keep his friends close and is really sensitive about them, when angered or nervous he can't think straight and is ready to do some things he'd never do otherwise, he loves when his enemies are scared of him, usually before executing anyone will hold a small speech, he is born leader, loves respect and loyalty and knows how to respect people and will reward loyalty, will reward loyalty, hates betrayal, rats and cowards and in most cases he will do everything he can to get rid of them, speaks in Cuban accent and uses lots of slang words. Any constructive criticism as well as feedback are welcome!!!
Drug Trafficking Organizations DTOs continue to supply and distribute a large portion of the illegal drugs found in California. Because Mexico is used as a transit destination for cocaine and a source for heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, the southwest border region of California is a focal point for many DTOs. Mexican DTOs have a long history of supplying drugs— via land, sea, and air — to the United States. Their operations have an enormous impact on California and its drug problem. Their activities play a crucial role in understanding how illicit narcotics have become a vital link between organized crime groups, gangs, and international terrorists. Some of the most violent criminal activity in California is taking place in towns near the Mexican border. Law enforcement authorities have identified more than 100 DTOs operating in the Imperial/ San Diego County region alone. Mexican DTOs, such as the powerful Tijuana-based Arellano-Felix Organization (AFO), control most drug and precursor chemical smuggling through the California land ports of entry in San Ysidro and Otay Mesa, California. According to law enforcement authorities, Mexican DTOs are responsible for the transportation, importation, and distribution of multi-ton quantities of illegal drugs into California. Federal authorities report that marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine pose the most signifi cant drug smuggling threats to the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa land ports of entry. Heroin and methamphetamine precursor chemicals are also smuggled but to a lesser degree. Drugs are smuggled using a variety of means ranging from commercial and private vehicles, which are the primary means, to pedestrian couriers. Drugs that are smuggled by vehicles are usually concealed in hidden compartments or intermingled among legitimate commodities. Pedestrian couriers typically conceal drugs on their bodies or in handbags. During the 1990s, the AFO began to allow other Mexican DTOs to smuggle drugs across the border for a fee. This facilitated the rise of other groups such as the Ismael “El Mayo” Zambada-Garcia Organization (ZGO). ZGO’s efforts to gain control of the AFO’s territory led to a violent gang war between the two organizations. According to federal authorities, the AFO has signifi cant ties to criminal street gangs in the San Diego area. The Logan Heights street gang distributes cocaine, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, and PCP throughout San Diego. The gang has a history of murder, robbery, and other violent crimes. Members of the Logan Heights street gang also have ties to the EME — a violent prison gang — that recruits street gang members to traffic drugs, murder rivals, and provide security for the AFO. Law enforcement authorities have made significant progress in disrupting the flow of narcotics into California. Over the last several years, the AFO has been severely weakened by the death or arrest of its leaders. Mexican and U.S. law enforcement authorities have conducted several successful investigations into the AFO and ZGO, which has resulted in arrests numbering in the hundreds — including some of the most powerful figures in the organization — and drug seizures measuring in the tens of thousands of pounds. Increased security at the border ports of entry may be causing drug traffi ckers to seek alternative methods of introducing their illicit merchandise into the United States. Since September 11, 2001, more tunnels than in previous years have been discovered on the U.S./Mexico border. California’s ties to DTOs are evident in the following incidents that occurred during the last year. Law enforcement authorities have also expressed concern about the drug-related activities of individuals associated with the Mara Salvatrucha, the Mexican Mafi a, and street gangs with U.S. ties. Significant events associated with DTOs involved the following criminal activity circa 1990-2004: A former Baja, California, deputy state attorney general was killed by AK-47 toting gunmen inside a popular Tijuana bar. Vehicles used by the gunmen were registered in California Two California residents believed to have been involved in drug trafficking were found murdered, execution style, inside the parking garage of the Tijuana airport. A low-level marijuana smuggler was murdered by Tecate drug traffi ckers who believed the smuggler had stolen the drugs after he failed to deliver them to a stash house in Chula Vista, California. Law enforcement authorities discovered an illegal tunnel connecting Tijuana and San Ysidro. In August, another tunnel was found near the Otay Mesa crossing and went under the U.S. border. Fifteen tunnels have been discovered on the U.S./Mexico border since September 11, 2001. This is a sharp increase from the 15 tunnels found between 1990 and 2001. A Mexicali drug trafficker was killed as he approached his home in Mexicali. He was inside his car bearing California license plates when another car — also bearing California plates — pulled up alongside and fatally wounded him with gunfi re from an Uzi.
Asian Organized Crime The criminal threat from Asian organized crime (AOC) is significant. Their illegal activities in counterfeit merchandise — such as cigarettes and software alone — cost businesses in California millions of dollars each year. AOC is considered a transnational crime group because members pursue their criminal enterprises across country boundaries and are highly organized with connections in numerous countries. AOC’s criminal activities include illegal immigration, smuggling, human and drug trafficking, technology theft, and commercial theft. In California, AOC groups can be divided into the following three main groups: Chinese, Korean, and Japanese organized crime groups. There have also been some miscellaneous groups operating in California — such as the Big Circle Boys and the Black Dragons — that do not fit into these categories. Chinese groups can be divided into the traditional groups — such as the 14K, the Wo Hop To, and the United Bamboo — and the non-traditional groups — such as the Wah Ching and the Jackson Street Boys. The difference between traditional groups and non-traditional groups is that the traditional groups have direct ties to the triads — secret criminal societies — in Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. Triads, which influence members through their financial power and worldwide business and personal connections, enable triad members in one country to initiate a criminal enterprise with members in another country. They have long histories and can be traced back hundreds of years. On the other hand, non-traditional groups are not subsidiary of groups based in Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan. These groups originated elsewhere, but many have ties to the traditional groups for business purposes. Both traditional and non-traditional Chinese organized crime groups are present in California and, at one time or another, controlled most of the criminal activity in San Francisco’s Chinatown. The Wo Hop To, United Bamboo, Wah Ching, Jackson Street Boys, and 14K have been active in Northern California as well as Southern California. They commit crimes such as extortion, fraud, money laundering, gambling, loan sharking, prostitution, robbery, and murder. Present AOC Groups (2004-TODAY) Korean groups were first recognized as organized crime groups — known as “pas” — by the Korean government in 1950 and are classified into one of two categories – political or entertainment. The political “pas” were hired by current or former government offi cials to infiltrate the government or political parties with the intention to overthrow their power. The entertainment “pas” control bars, nightclubs, and casinos. In Korea, the two groups – political and entertainment – will occasionally work together toward a common goal. In the early 1990s, Korean authorities increased action against Korean organized crime members; and, as a result, some of the older leaders fled the country. Some came to the United States and reestablished their criminal enterprises in Los Angeles’ Koreatown. These criminal groups operate in the same manner as in Korea and commit criminal activities such as drug traffi cking, money laundering, extortion, home-invasion robberies, loan sharking, prostitution, insurance fraud, and alien smuggling. Korean organized crime groups — such as the Asian Town Koreans and the Korean Town Mobsters — are present in Orange County, California. The Japanese organized crime group — the Yakuza — operates on an international scale. In their culture, Yakuza members are considered the “bad hands of society” and enjoy being outcasts. In recent years, Japanese citizens have begun protesting the Yakuza. Japanese citizens do not want them in their neighborhoods, and the protests have resulted in some Yakuza being forced out of their businesses in certain locations. This may be an indication that the Yakuza is declining in power in Japan, and its members may be looking elsewhere in the world for more lucrative locations. Yakuza is present in California — primarily Southern California — and has been active in such criminal enterprises as extortion, gun smuggling, narcotics, gambling, and prostitution. The prostitution business has been especially lucrative and mainly caters to Japanese nationals traveling in California. The Yakuza has alliances with the Korean and Vietnamese gangs as well as the Chinese triads. In Japan, there are some 110,000 Yakuza members. Members and associates in Southern California are involved in narcotics trafficking, gun smuggling, pornography, slavery, loan sharking, prostitution, money laundering, and extortion. California has also become a favorite investment spot for the Yakuza. The top areas for investment for Yakuza members in California appear to be Los Angeles, San Diego, Anaheim, and San Francisco. The Yakuza used real estate purchases in California, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii to launder money. In Los Angeles, “front” operations include restaurants, sushi bars, bars, resort property, auto repair, auto export, and investment groups. Prostitution and smuggling are two of the mainstays of Asian organized crime pursuits. Women are enticed to the United States with promises of jobs; but, after arriving, many are forced into prostitution as a means of paying for their smuggling fees that can range from $35,000 to $50,000. Smuggling conditions can be very brutal; and, once here, the women are coerced into prostitution with threats and intimidation to themselves and to their families back home. Counterfeit movies and software programs are also big profi t pursuits for AOC. Operations range from making copies on personal computers to productions using full-size industrial equipment that are able to mass produce discs. At these industrial operations, usually 50,000 copies of any one item is made at a cost of about $1 per disc. Counterfeiters are able to produce very authenticlooking fakes that consumers would have a diffi cult time detecting as counterfeit. During 2004, members of AOC groups were engaged in the following criminal activity: In January, an interstate counterfeit cigarette smuggling operation was dismantled after a four-year investigation. Ten suspects were arrested; and $18.8 million worth of cigarettes were seized in Encinitas, California, and in Texas, New Mexico, New York, and Florida. One suspect was arrested on a 92-count indictment for operating an interstate smuggling operation for cigarettes with a retail value of more than $37 million. The smugglers used two methods to get the cigarettes into the country: (1) cigarettes allowed into the United States duty free for shipment out of the country but were instead diverted to New York and California for sale; and (2) the purchase of counterfeit cigarettes in Taiwan and China for shipment to the United States in containers marked as toys or plastic goods. These types of operations cost California from $130 million to $270 million in lost revenue every year. Also in January, four brothels were raided in San Francisco, California, that resulted in the arrest of two women and the detainment of ten prostitutes. The brothels are believed to be part of an international smuggling ring that illegally brings Asian women into the United States and then forces them to work as prostitutes to repay their smuggling fee. The ring is believed to be part of an operation with brothels in Canada; Los Angeles, California; Houston, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; and New York, New York. After working in one brothel for a period of time, the women are transported to a different one in a different city. The prostitutes were from Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Korea, Thailand, and Shanghai. One of the ringleaders was charged in federal court with conspiracy to traffi c women in prostitution across state and U.S. borders and harboring illegal aliens. In September, 11 people were arrested in California, Washington, and Texas after a two-year investigation. They were charged with conspiring to distribute counterfeit computer software and documentation worth a retail value of $30 million. During a search of the suspect’s home, an additional $56 million worth of counterfeit products was discovered. The defendants were indicted by a grand jury in Los Angeles and, if convicted, face sentences of 15 to 75 years. In October, a raid on a massage parlor in San Francisco identifi ed 17 prostitutes believed to have been smuggled into the United States to work as prostitutes. Most of the women claimed they had been kidnapped and brought to the United States against their will. Seized in the raid was $17,000. An additional $40,000 was seized from the home of one of the suspected brothel owners. Two individuals were charged with harboring illegal immigrants.
Hello, I would recommend to make a signature with informations of character of my choice for ex. I have a character with name Matthew Morgan so it would generate me in the UCP an image with all the informations such as Name, Surname, Played Hours, maybe Owned properties and so on. Just to represent this server in another forums and also showcase your character to others. Pros: Commercial for the server Players have ability to showcase their character Maybe a good helper if u want to know how much hours have u played without logging into server Make users more proud of their characters Cons: Maybe could be a metagaming of some type if wrong information is used Just made a little concept what I am thinking about: Anyways, if u would need a help with graphic I can also make a few nice backgrounds which players could choose from. Thank you, NoxeS