Griselda Blanco's Son Michael Corleone Still Faces Cocaine Trafficking Charge in Miami

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Michael Corleone Blanco
Read "Griselda Blanco, Miami's Cocaine Queen Assassinated In Medellin Butcher Shop" and "Michael Corleone Blanco Lives In The Shadow Of His Cocaine Queen Mother."

One can only imagine what is going through the mind of Michael Corleone Blanco. On Monday afternoon, his mother, Griselda Blanco -- the queen of Miami's Cocaine Cowboys era -- was slain by an assassin as she walked out of a butcher shop in Medellín. Meanwhile, Michael has been on house arrest since May 12 of last year, when he was busted on two felony counts of cocaine trafficking and conspiracy to traffic in cocaine. If he wants to attend his mom's funeral in Colombia, he will need permission from a judge.

According to his friend and business manager, Cristian Rios, Michael had not seen his mother since she was released from state prison and deported to Colombia in 2004, though he spoke to her regularly on the phone and sent her home videos of himself with his wife and two children.

Last year, I chronicled Michael's life, which reads like a Shakespearean tragedy involving the drug trade. His mom named him after Michael Corleone, the main character in the gangster epic The Godfather and its two sequels. But there was no romanticism in the violence that Blanco's scion witnessed firsthand.

For instance, when he was 5 years old, he saw his father, Dario Sepulveda, get killed by men dressed as police officers in Medellín one day in 1983. Two of Griselda's pals -- ex-smuggler Max Mermelstein and former hit man Jorge "Rivi" Ayala -- subsequently told law enforcement officials that she was the one who ordered the hit on her husband, who had left to Colombia with Michael and another woman. Rios, Michael's confidante, vehemently denies Griselda was involved in Sepulveda's murder.

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latin1
latin1

this piece of shit and his bitch mother should have been put in solitary confinement for 100 years. colombians are garbage. get the fuck out of miami asshole

nanigirl78
nanigirl78

Tragic, just tragic. Would be best for her last son to live a good life and stay out of trouble. God bless him and his kids!

305carolann
305carolann

Are you fucking kidding me?  Blanco was happy when a two year old boy was killed?  Reading these posts make me sick - like she was a hero or something.... She may have admired Italians but she was FAR from one.  Italians do not kill children.  That is a rule. Comparing Reagan to Blanco?  I just hurled my breakfast. 

Adwsims
Adwsims

Griselda was quite a woman. No saint but a sinner and business woman like s.o many. No different than George Bush,Ronald Reagan or Mitt Romney except for being a female in an illegal trade that got caught. Many US presidents were and are in the drug trade on many levels. How do they protect their interest? They kill people every day to protect their money. So Griselda Blanco may not be the toast of the town but we consider Ronald Reagan to be a great President. The two are the same , one with the government on their side and the one with the government against them.

jamest3249
jamest3249

all i know is that Griselda Blanco was the best she lived her life and know one else could make money the way she made she will always be a part of history she did what she had to do for her son's and to make it in this crazy world she had reach that top bigger then law makers and government to me she was the best at what she did and no one can just her but God and i like to say to her son and her family sorry for their lost because she was a mom and a Grandmother and the end that is all that matters

reillygolfpro
reillygolfpro

@BillyCorben No way a judge will allow him to leave the country & why the hell would he go down there and risk getting executed also?

AL1richin
AL1richin

@BillyCorben What if Griselda Blanco's death was just staged for X & Y reason? She had the $ to make it happen.

Jef2D
Jef2D

@BillyCorben kind of hilarious that she named her son that

Rishona Campbell
Rishona Campbell

Wow, as if his mother's life wasn't example enough. Should have gone into real estate or something!

lamandingos
lamandingos

@latin1 Your mom is garage. She gives excellent head though. Nasty slut honestly.

todayjunior13303
todayjunior13303

There are many Americans that think many members of the Bush family should be brought up on charges due in part to there crimes against America. I am one of them. Their part in 9/11, profitting from war against our country, voter disenfranchisement (I still want a recount in Florida. lol)... The list goes on and on. Reaganites disgust me. What's more disgusting is that Americans don't stand up for what's right as often as we should and we walk about with fingers in our ears, allowing politicos free reign to do whatever they want. The people govern the government, not the other way around. It's up to us to make that change but instead of teaching our children about men like Frederick Douglass and women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton... we chose Griselda m*th3rf*ckin' Blanco. REALLY?! 

todayjunior13303
todayjunior13303

Griselda Blanco, is credited with the killing of 200+ VICTIMS. She is not a person to deify but she is certainly a good story. This is the classic story of a victim becoming a victimizer. Her ambition was greed and she did very little in the way of a mother considering 3 of her 4 children have been killed, largely in part to her immoral lifestyle. I will admit she is interesting but calm down with all of this rhetoric about her being saint like.

Adwsims
Adwsims

@todayjunior13303 Her ambition was not Greed. Like the mafia once you get in it is very difficult to get out. Her loss of three of her children was as unfortunate as Rose Kennedy losing 3 sons plus more. Ronald Reagan & George Bush #1 and 2 are associated with killing many thousands of people to protect their interest and money in the war on drugs. That is proven in all of the"Sovereign nations " they created to conduct drug trade and hide the proceeds. ask Noriega, Escobarb and the late Truillo Blancos

todayjunior13303
todayjunior13303

Quite frankly, Reagan and Bush Jr. and Sr. are just as dirty (if not more so).  The comparison just goes to my point. Griselda may have had difficulty escaping a life of crime but she didn't need to condone her children being introduced into that same life. This is a woman that was forced to kill a toddler at the age of 11. Then went on to order a hit that killed a 3 year old later in life. Did she exhibit remorse after the child was dead??? No, she laughed. Bottom line, there is no honor amongst thieves and what happened to her is merely an occupational hazzard. Not a tradgey. The real tradgey is comparing Griselda Blanco to Rose Kennedy. Now that is just plain silly.

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