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    Here’s the Possible Fallout for Capture of Mexican Cartel Boss Wanted in Southlake Slaying

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    Featuring TorchStone VP, Scott Stewart

    It took almost a decade, but mounting U.S. pressure to capture a Mexican cartel leader wanted for a sensational daylight murder in a busy and affluent Southlake shopping center paid off.

    José Rodolfo Villarreal Hernández, a cartel boss known as “El Gato” or “the Cat,” was one of the most wanted men in Mexico, with a $1 million U.S. bounty on his head. The feds say he ordered the brazen, 2013 mob-style murder of a cartel lawyer at Southlake Town Square over a personal grudge he harbored for years after the murder of his father.


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    Sinaloa Cartel Split May Have Led to Prison Massacre

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    Featuring TorchStone VP, Scott Stewart

    EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – The warden of a prison from where 30 inmates escaped on New Year’s Day, the corpses of 10 security officers and seven prisoners left behind, has been suspended.

    Alejandro Alvarado Tellez is under investigation in connection to the escape and the discovery of at least 10 cells where drugs, guns, cash and a plasma TV set were found, the Chihuahua Attorney General’s Office said on Tuesday.


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    Security: The Great Enabler of Organizational Strength

    Featuring TorchStone VP, Scott Stewart

    Scott Stewart, Vice President of Intelligence for TorchStone Global,  is a pioneer for protective intelligence and counter surveillance. The Great Conversation had the opportunity to meet at a protective intelligence summit hosted by Ontic and decided to compare notes on their learnings in this great conversation podcast.


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    Assessing threats to sports and entertainment venues with TorchStone Global

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    Featuring TorchStone VPs, Scott Stewart and Chris Sanchez

    Sky Sports’ Anton Toloui spoke with Scott Stewart, Vice President of Intelligence and Chris Sanchez, Vice President, both representing TorchStone Global, to assess the threats that face sports and entertainment venues around the globe.


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    Northeast cartel will survive capture, extradition of ‘The Egg,’ expert says

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    Featuring TorchStone VP, Scott Stewart

    EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – The arrest and extradition of Juan Gerardo “El Huevo” Treviño Chavez is hardly the end of the powerful and ruthless Northeast drug cartel, a U.S. security expert says. The Associated Press on Tuesday reported the U.S.-born criminal nicknamed “The Egg” was flown to Tijuana and turned over to federal […]


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    The Economist: Latin America’s drug gangs have had a good pandemic

    Featuring TorchStone VP, Scott Stewart

    The event had all the trappings of a new-year celebration. Fireworks lit up the sky. Young men danced arm-in-arm, singing, waving flags and blasting music. Only it was not an end-of-year party, but an evening in July. The fireworks were accompanied by rounds of gunshots. And the revellers in Santiago, the capital of Chile, were mourning a young man with alleged ties to drug traffickers during what was supposed to be a national lockdown.


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    The Hunt: Historically Black colleges and universities hit with string of bomb threats

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    Featuring TorchStone VP, Scott Stewart

    On this episode of “The Hunt,” Scott Stewart, vice president of Torchstone Global, discusses the threats against historically Black colleges and universities and the possible motives.


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    Expert believes HBCU bomb threats meant to cause disruptions

    Featuring TorchStone VP, Scott Stewart

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The number of violent threats received by schools across the nation, two in Jacksonville, is alarming. The threats this week include a series of bomb threats received by more than a half dozen historically black college and universities.

    An intelligence expert, who specializes in bomb investigations, says the threats received by the HBCUs likely have a different intention than to harm people.


  • Vanity Fair

    Inside a Fathers Desperate Quest to Sue the Juarez Cartel

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    Featuring TorchStone VP, Scott Stewart

    Adrian LeBaron’s daughter was one of three women killed with their children in a horrific attack on a caravan of Mormon families in Mexico in 2019. Two years after the murders, and with the help of an American law firm, he’s seeking a novel approach at bringing those responsible to justice. However, Scott Stewart does not agree with Motley Rice, the law firm, on the ability to tie the cartel financially to the killers responsible.


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    La Línea cartel leader No. 1 target on border’s Most Wanted list

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    Featuring TorchStone VP, Scott Stewart

    EL PASO, Texas – The reputed leader of the La Línea drug cartel is target No. 1 on the recently released border’s Most Wanted list, the U.S. Border Patrol has confirmed. Jesus Venzor Salas-Aguayo is wanted by the FBI on charges of conspiracy, possession of 100 kilograms or more marijuana with intent to distribute and operating a continuous criminal enterprise. The Border Patrol says he is also wanted on homicide and weapons charges in the United States.