Nancy Michelle Mendoza Moreno: Lured businessmen to honey trap so Mexican cartels could kidnap them and hold them to ransom'

By Lena Sullivan / AP 07/07/2012 12:26:00

Nancy Michelle Mendoza Moreno: Lured businessmen to honey trap so Mexican cartels could kidnap them and hold them to ransom'

A young woman is on trial in San Diego accused of luring wealthy businessmen into a honey trap so they could be kidnapped and held to ransom by Mexican drug cartel members.

Nancy Michelle Mendoza Moreno, 22, was arrested last August in Mexico and extradited to San Diego to face charges in the 2007 case. She was just 19 at the time.

She is accused of befriending and flirting with a number of high-profile men with the sole purpose of making them more vulnerable and easier to attack.

 
When Jorge Garcia Vasquez, 58, joined a 24 Hour Fitness gym in San Diego, an attractive 19-year-old woman took quite a liking to him, so much that she convinced him to become her personal trainer

Nancy Michelle Mendoza Moreno, 22, was arrested last August in Mexico and extradited to San Diego to face charges in the 2007 case. She was just 19 at the time of the alleged honey traps

 

Jailed: Juan Francisco Estrada-Gonzalez, left, and Jorge Rojas Lopez, right, were convicted on kidnapping and ransom charges and sentenced to life in prison without parole

Jailed: Juan Francisco Estrada-Gonzalez, left, and Jorge Rojas Lopez, right, were convicted on kidnapping and ransom charges and sentenced to life in prison without parole

 
 
 
 
 
 

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