Amado Carrillo Fuentes,arguably Mexico’s biggest drug trafficker, was known as El Señor de Los Cielos(Lord of the Skies) and he pioneered the use of jumbo jets for the mass distribution of illicit drugs into the U.S. He seized control of the Juárez Cartel after assassinating his boss Rafael Aguilar Guajardo. He died in July 1997 in a Mexican hospital after undergoing extensive plastic surgery to change his appearance. In his final days Carrillo was being tracked by Mexican and U.S. authorities. He is regarded as one of the wealthiest criminals in history, with an estimated net-worth of U.S. $25 billion.
A native of Thunder Bay, Canada, and based in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Ron Chepesiuk is an optioned screen-writer, award-winning author, documentary producer and director, publisher (www.strategicmediabooks.com), and radio host (www.artistfirst.com/crimebeat.htm). He has published thirty-five books and more than 4,000 articles that have appeared in 350 plus magazines and newspapers, including the New York Timesand USA Today. He is a two-time Fulbright Scholar to Bangladesh and Indonesia, a consultant to the History Channel’s Gangland TV series and a former instructor in UCLA's Extension Journalism program. Three of his books have been optioned for movies. His documentary on the Frank Matthews story has been licensed for viewing by the Discov-ery Channel. Ron’s scripts have placedin the finals of the Philadelphia International Film Festival, the Charleston International Film Festival and the Harlem International Film Festival.He has appeared as an expert interviewee on several crime shows airing on History, Biography, Discovery, ID, Starz and other cable channels.