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Judge Moore Permanently Emblazoned in Ink!

 Hey, one more item off the bucket list:
Convicted of running a violent Miami marijuana smuggling ring, Gilberto Santiesteban Jr. decided to put his troubles behind him – literally.

He had the details of his criminal case tattooed across his back.

It’s a virtual sentencing order in body ink, listing his prison term, the names of federal prosecutors, his defense attorney, even the investigators who arrested him: FBI agent Michael Gualtieri and Miami-Dade homicide Detective Rich Raphael.

“It was really creepy, to be honest,” said Miami defense lawyer Luis I. Guerra, whose name appears on Santiesteban’s back.

A photo of the tattoo, obtained by The Miami Herald, shows a stylized map of Florida — encased behind prison bars and a lock-and-key — backed by a Cuban flag.

The tattoo even boasts the name of the judge, K. Michael Moore, plus Santiesteban’s maximum punishment – the death penalty – and his actual sentence: 30 years in the federal pen.
Is there any greater honor?

But that still leaves skydiving, having a beer named after you, an around-the-world cruise.....

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  1. Spencer"s WorldMay 13, 2014 at 7:04 AM

    Prison. Yucky.
    Tattoo needle. Ouchy.

    If you or an incarcerated loved one have been injured by a defective prison tattoo needle, please call my law firm immediately, We may be able to get you a cash recovery which can be put into your commissary account.

  2. Nice. That is an honor. Congrats, KMM.

  3. Sweet Lou pled the guy to 30 years !?!?!? Lou - what ever happened to you and joaquim - "if you're scared get a dog !"

    Tsk tsk. Rather lose a trial than win a plea Lou.

  4. In a death penalty case? You are a fucking moron 9:20.

  5. Really? Think so?

    Doesnt having a lawyer with courage to fight make a difference?

    what about that woman facing life before lenard? she went to trial. wound up serving what? 12 years? now home with her kids?

    ok tough guy. but, try a case.....

  6. or get a dog...

  7. If you knew a single thing about the case you are commenting on, you would know it had death penalty written all over it.

    Telling your client to roll the dice and face life, or a possible death penalty, when you have 30 in hand on a very very bad case for the defense, takes more balls than rolling the dice and seeing what happens to your client at trial.

    I suspect you are probably a guy who used to work with Lou, who is happy to slap him on the back and say hello when you see him out; but, secretly jealous as hell of his success while you still troll for cases in FDC through your CJA clients.

  8. looie guerra is a badass.

  9. looie was frank gore in the backfield at belen

  10. @ 9:20 and 10:38

    ... and who taught you that the practice of law was all about your ego, not what's best for your client?

  11. There's that ego on display again.

  12. Hector Flores was the death penalty counsel on the case. Why didn't he get any ink?

  13. Cuz he's the smartest one of the bunch .


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