Juan Carlos ‘Chupeta’ Ramirez Abadia, more used to a life of luxury
than solitary confinement, wants out of his cramped maximum security
cell in New York City.
Chupeta’s lawyer said Friday he’s asked a
federal judge to move his client to the general population at the
Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.
The attorney, Paul
Navel, says Ramirez Abadia has suffered from claustrophobia since
childhood and his box-like cell is too small.
The alleged drug
kingpin’s posh beach homes, ranch and yacht have been sold at auction
by the Brazilian government. The 45-year-old Ramirez Abadia was
captured last year in a luxurious home in Brazil.
is the accused leader of a cartel that allegedly shipped cocaine worth
$10 billion into the United States between 1990 and 2003. (AP)