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Jenni Rivera

DEA Investigating Company

That Owned the Plane

12/15/2012 5:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1215_Jenni-Rivera_gettyThe company that owned the plane that crashed and killed Latin music star Jenni Rivera is under investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, who seized two other planes owned by the company earlier this year.

The planes were seized from Starwood Management in Texas and Arizona, but the DEA gave no more details.

Christian Esquino, who runs Starwood, told The AP yesterday that the DEA has been investigating him for more than 20 years ... but has yet to prove a single drug-related charge.

While that is true, Esquino was indicted on drug charges in the 1990s and eventually pled guilty to conspiring to conceal money from the IRS and was sentenced to five years in prison. He only served about five months.

Esquino said Rivera was considering buying the plane from Starwood for $250,000 and the flight was offered as a test ride.

Rivera and six others died when the plane crashed in Mexico early Sunday morning.

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1.

SevenCostanza    

Hasn't this story run it's course, yet?

594 days ago
2.

Jeannie    

Costly test drive. I guess Rivera will not be buying the plane now!

594 days ago
3.

OhWell    

*”*°✫ZOOM✈✈✈✫ZOOM✈✈✈✈(.)(.)SPLAT


Right Into
MiMi's Saggy
Boobs.


(.)(.)

594 days ago
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Obamais still aracist    

called it she was running drugs

594 days ago
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Blazin_datkill    

If u guys have nothing good to say about a great artist dat passed away then get off da computer and go find something better to do hating ass ppl low life ppl dat have nothin better to do then talk **** about a dead artist u guys are ridiculous!!!!!

594 days ago
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tunusada    

upto I saw the bank draft which said $4683, I didn't believe that...my... cousin was actualie bringing in money parttime on their laptop.. there friend brother has been doing this less than 18 months and recently cleard the mortgage on their house and purchased Renault 5. read more at, http://www.Cloud65.com

594 days ago
7.

jussomeguy    

You can't buy a Cessna 172 for $250,000 -- let alone a Lear Jet. No, not even a used one.

Someone at TMZ needs to slide that decimal place.

594 days ago
8.

yaya    

Dont matter who what point is she died And pray she is in better place. And let her soul be at peace.

593 days ago
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suavechef1    

This is sad death is easy these days first her and now those innocent children its a crazy world stay prayed up

593 days ago

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