Horse trainer tied to Zetas cartel has conviction overturned

FILE - In this June 12, 2012 file photo, FBI agents overlook a horse ranch under investigation in Lexington, Okla. Prosecutors in Texas say Jose Trevino Morales, a brother of two top leaders of Los Zetas, oversaw the purchase of hundreds of quarter horses at a ranch in Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Brett Deering, File)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A conviction against an Austin man for his alleged involvement in money laundering for a Mexican drug cartel has been overturned. A federal appeals court reversed the conviction for Austin horse trainer Eusevio Huitron due to a lack of evidence.

In September 2013, the 50-year-old Huitron was sentenced to 97 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for his role in a complex conspiracy to launder millions of dollars in illicit Los Zetas drug trafficking proceeds to purchase, train, breed, and race American quarter horses in the United States. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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