Meet the "Goon Squad," One Big, Allegedly Drug-Dealing and Robbing North Texas Family

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Gilberto Ibarra

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Dallas County
Cesar Ibarra, Sr.
For as long as a decade, the feds say, brothers Cesar and Gilberto have been the kingpins of a large and violent drug-dealing syndicate in North Texas, known by law enforcement as the Goon Squad. Theirs was a family business.

The brothers worked along with their sister Elva as drug dealers and robbers, the feds say. Cesar ("Bling"), Hilberto ("Gilberto") and Elva -- known by authorities as the Ibarra Siblings -- led the gang in drug distribution, robbery, burglary and "other acts of violence," according to authorities.

Cesar's son, Cesar Jr. ("Chicho"), was also part of the crew, which distributed meth, cocaine and marijuana.

They also robbed their fellow criminal. The FBI alleges that the Ibarra Siblings and the Goon Squad conducted "surveillance and reconnaissance" of rival dealers to plan their robberies, and also surveilled law enforcement figures whom they believed were investigating their gang. According to the feds, the Goon Squad targeted rival drug dealers in robberies because they knew they possessed large quantities of narcotics, cash and firearms, and because they knew the crimes wouldn't get reported.

In the end, though, someone likely talked. The feds, in collaboration with the Dallas Police Department and the U.S. Attorney's Office, have worked together for the past several months to build a case against the Goon Squad. Their work culminated in the dramatic series of arrests last week, hauling off half the Ibarra family and their Goon Squad friends.

After the Thursday night arrests, the Goon Squad members quickly appeared in court on Friday afternoon, and will begin detention hearings this week. They could each face up to 20 years prison.

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everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

 According to the feds, the Goon Squad targeted rival drug dealers in robberies because they knew they possessed large quantities of narcotics, cash and firearms, and because they knew the crimes wouldn't get reported.

In the end, though, someone likely talked


Sure, they made the mistake of robbing a paid police informant.

lil_blue_13
lil_blue_13

So this guy at Clinton p Russell and Robert el chino tried to jump me and lost then snitched on me to my mom with his mom goon squad huh

lil_blue_13
lil_blue_13

This guy tried jumping me with Robert el chino and lost then snitched on me to my mom with his mom goon squad hahahah

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

At least THIS goon squad isn't harassing car washes.

Hulon_Pate
Hulon_Pate

Funny how these guys would explain so many unsolved cases where some dude lets say he drives a hummer or other kinds of "Hey Look at ME" cars and then got shot and the case went unexplained. 

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

Mi cerebro está en mi cuello, y no tengo un cuello.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

Bet these guys have really clean cars.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

La mujer que fue a beber en la casa abandonada fue probablemente ilegal también. Pájaros de una pluma.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@Myrna

Palo al francés si quieres gente piense que eres inteligente y sofisticado. Tú no me engañas y nunca.

amazing_divershitty
amazing_divershitty

That's right! You're just one of those naive white-guilt libtard "progressives" who hates yhe facts of reality. Too bad for YOU

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@roo_ster

Right, because Hispanics never were here in Texas before the "illegal immigrants" came in from Mexico.

"Assume" all you want....

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

"I speak Spanish to God, French to men, Italian to women, and German to my horse".---Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

Daniel
Daniel

@amazing_divershitty Write letters to Republican pols, they're the ones who keep claiming they'll rein in illegal immigration and then do nothing. At least Democrats state their position honestly. 

dsjohnson64
dsjohnson64

@mavdog  In San Antonio it is true you have Latino families who can trace their Texas ancestors back two or three centuries.  That is not the case in Dallas.  For the most part, the original Latino community in Dallas dates back to refugees from the Mexican Revolution of 1910.  And even at that, their descendants are a fairly small slice of the current Latino community.  A large majority of Latinos in the Dallas area are immigrants (or the children of immigrants), and there is little doubt a majority of the immigrants are illegal.  Meanwhile, the crisis in public services in Texas--public education, health care, corrections--is about to get much worse (as is income inequality) as the Obama administration unilaterally and illegally abolishes the nation's immigration laws and in effect the nation's borders.  And the congressional Republican leadership is too corrupt to do anything about it.  The ultimate irony is that those who will suffer the most are working class Blacks and legal Latinos.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@Myrna

What language caused you to have plural exes?

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@Daniel

If you like your idea of honesty, you can keep it.

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@dsjohnson64

all of us, anglo or latino, are "immigrants (or the children of immigrants)" unless some ancestor was Native American. I know that I cannot claim any Native ancestry.

as for "little doubt a majority..are illegal", that is not something that any of us can presume...unless of course some factual data can be provided in support.

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@TheRuddSki

With the odds being about 1 in 6, that's what is called a dumb bet.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

That reminds me.  I went into Macy's yesterday and told the sales lady I wanted to see something cheap in a dress.  She said, "The mirror is to your left."

dsjohnson64
dsjohnson64

@mavdog @dsjohnson64  All of us in the United States are descended from immigrants (but most of us are not the children of immigrants).  Incidentally, I can claim some descent from what are popularly called Native Americans.  But of course they also are descended from immigrants.  It just depends on how far back you want to go.


And yes we can presume a majority of current Latino immigrants in the Dallas area are illegal based on deduction from legal immigration numbers versus the actual number of immigrants.


Meanwhile, I notice you have no comment on the catastrophic consequences of unchecked/unlimited immigration on the vast majority of U.S. citizens of all races and ethnicities (however profitable such immigration might be for the top one percent, which is overwhelmingly European American).



TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@mavdog

Your math is awesome, but this is awesomer:

...of 55,322 illegal aliens, we found that they were arrested at least a total of 459,614 times, averaging about 8 arrests per illegal alien

Wow, that's amazing, I thought the term "illegal alien" had been purged.

roo_ster
roo_ster

@mavdog 

Where status is not mentioned, it puts the odds at better than 50/50 for "illegal."  Same as for when media folk don;t mention race, most likely the perp is non-asian minority.

amazing_divershitty
amazing_divershitty

Where do you think all their narcotics come from, dumbass? If you think it is only white losers like you buying them, then you are obviously naive (like all white libtards) and ignorant of the fact that almost 100% of the "cheese heroin" OD deaths were latinos.

Wake up to reality, naive white-guilt libtard.

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@Myrna

I am part Cherokee.

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz

That reminds me of Rodney Dangerfield. I miss that humor, thanks for the laugh!

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@dsjohnson64

And yes we can presume a majority of current Latino immigrants in the Dallas area are illegal based on deduction from legal immigration numbers versus the actual number of immigrants.

to accomplish a valid conclusion one would need to establish the existing population of latinos prior to the wave of illegal entries, their organic growth over the timeframe, as well as the inmigration of latino citizens into the area, compared to the total number who live in the area now.

when you have that data let me know. until you do all your "presumption" is nothing more than something pulled out of your ass.

Meanwhile, I notice you have no comment on the catastrophic consequences of unchecked/unlimited immigration on the vast majority of U.S. citizens of all races and ethnicities (however profitable such immigration might be for the top one percent, which is overwhelmingly European American).

"catastrophic consequences of unchecked/unlimited immigration"? no, you won't see a comment about that from me as I view the phrase as nothing but hyperbolic rhetoric, not factual in the least.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@amazing_divershitty "Where do you think all their narcotics come from, dumbass?"


Who do you think CONSUMES all those drugs, eh fuckwit?


Amerikunts!

dsjohnson64
dsjohnson64

@mavdog @dsjohnson64  I don't propose to do research in your behalf.  But I do maintain my "presumption" that a majority of recent Latino immigrants to Dallas are illegal is a good deal more plausible than your "presumption" to the contrary.  That is unless a very large percentage of recent LEGAL immigrants from Mexico and Central America ended up in Dallas for some reason (as opposed to California or Chicago or a host of other places).  Do you have any evidence of that?


Your apparent view that the large wave of immigration--legal and illegal--over the last twenty to thirty years has not had an adverse impact on citizens in the middle and working classes--in terms of lost employment, reduced salaries/wage/benefits, and increased regressive taxation at the state and local level to provide services---is laughable. But of course I do grant you it is the same line put out by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS and virtually every billionaire in the country (from Soros on the left to the Koch brothers on the right and on to the Mark Zuckerberg techies).  Cheap labor is the name of the game.


And your view that far more massive immigration from a world of seven billion people--most of whom are poor--to a still affluent nation of 320 million will not have an extremely adverse--i.e., catastrophic--impact on the middle and working classes is even more laughable (though tragically so).

TheRuddSki
TheRuddSki topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay

Why do you think CONSUMES all those drugs, eh fuckwit?

You?

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@dsjohnson64 

I don't propose to do research in your behalf.

on my behalf??? YOU are the one making claims for which you have no factual basis. any research would be on YOUR behalf.

Your apparent view that the large wave of immigration--legal and illegal--over the last twenty to thirty years has not had an adverse impact on citizens in the middle and working classes--in terms of lost employment, reduced salaries/wage/benefits, and increased regressive taxation at the state and local level to provide services---is laughable.

glad to provide you a chuckle. 1) illegal immigrants have at worst a zero sum affect on taxation, they pay more than they receive. 2) the economy has benefitted and expanded, providing job growth as a result, from the human capital provided via immigration. 3) what "regressive taxation" do you reference? the only regressive tax is a sales tax, and it negatively affects low income immigrants more than anyone

dsjohnson64
dsjohnson64

@mavdog @dsjohnson64  You certainly have swallowed the propaganda of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Carlos Slim's NEW YORK TIMES--via THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS--without any apparent hesitation.  1) The claim that illegal aliens pay more in taxes than they receive in services is absolutely false (without even considering the massive earned income tax credit fraud).  2) The massive amount of financial remittances to home countries seems to be missing from your economic impact analysis.  3) Your claim of job growth certainly would come as a surprise to those suffering in an economy with sustained high unemployment/underemployment and the lowest labor participation rates in decades.  4) Virtually all new jobs that were created in the last decade went to immigrants--legal and illegal--with fewer native born citizens actually employed than previously.  5)  Both property taxes and sales taxes are considered regressive.  About the only tax that is usually even moderately progressive is the income tax.  And as you know, most localities and some states don't have an income tax (including Texas).


Do you really think the last twenty to thirty years have been good ones for the middle and working classes in this country?  In fact most people in those classes have had stagnant to declining incomes in real terms (though a far different story for the top 1%).  That is why income inequality has been growing at such a rapid pace.  And do I really need to point out that in these last same twenty to thirty years there has been a substantial increase in immigration rates (legal and illegal)?  Of course with the dismantling of our immigration laws and borders the best is yet to come!

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@dsjohnson64 

 Do you really think the last twenty to thirty years have been good ones for the middle and working classes in this country?  In fact most people in those classes have had stagnant to declining incomes in real terms (though a far different story for the top 1%).  That is why income inequality has been growing at such a rapid pace.  And do I really need to point out that in these last same twenty to thirty years there has been a substantial increase in immigration rates (legal and illegal)?  Of course with the dismantling of our immigration laws and borders the best is yet to come!

do you understand the difference between correlation and causation? I am not sure you do...

you know, over the last 20 to 30 years the amount of bottled water people buy has increased 10 fold, and there has been increased legal and illegal immigration. There clearly is a connection!

income inequality is a result of the widening gap in executive compensation levels and hourly wage earners compensation. 50 years ago that multiple was around 5x, today that number is around 200x. these employees who see their earnings stagnate are not the victims of immigrants taking their money, it's their bosses taking their money!

not to mention the inequitable tax code that helps wealthy keep their money, gives money to the less fortunate, all on the back of the middle income....

mavdog
mavdog topcommenter

@dsjohnson64 

The claim that illegal aliens pay more in taxes than they receive in services is absolutely false (without even considering the massive earned income tax credit fraud).

aliens pay sales/property taxes, many pay SS to bogus accounts, and they get little back. "earned income tax credit"??? seriously? you think aliens file 1040 forms? bwhahaha!

2) The massive amount of financial remittances to home countries seems to be missing from your economic impact analysis.

they remit some income, pay for food/housing, transportation, clothing, etc. a LOT stays here.

3) Your claim of job growth certainly would come as a surprise to those suffering in an economy with sustained high unemployment/underemployment and the lowest labor participation rates in decades.

the number of workers employed is close to an all time high, around 145 Million. current unemployment is 6.8%! you think that is "high"??

4) Virtually all new jobs that were created in the last decade went to immigrants--legal and illegal--with fewer native born citizens actually employed than previously.

BS, show where this is valid. not true.

5) Both property taxes and sales taxes are considered regressive.

not so fast there, property taxes are not by definition "regressive" as they are a benefit tax. The individual decides the value of property they are willing to own and the resulting tax obligation of enjoying what is seen as the benefit of that ownership

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