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CHOCO
Dec 21st, 2002, 11:51 PM
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Ms Trevi and her son took a commercial flight




Baby in arms, Mexican pop diva leaves Brazil to face sex-abuse charges

ALAN CLENDENNING, Associated Press Writer Saturday, December 21, 2002

(12-21) 12:24 PST SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) --

After a three-year odyssey in Brazil, Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi left for home Saturday -- with the baby she had in jail -- to face charges of sex abuse involving teenage girls seeking stardom.

Trevi's departure was held up for two days by a diplomatic standoff over the terms of her extradition, leaving her stranded in Sao Paulo's international airport under guard by Brazilian police. She had vowed to avoid extradition by marrying a Brazilian diplomat.

When the impasse was resolved, Trevi carried her 10-month-old son, who was conceived behind bars, and boarded her Varig airlines flight, smiling and waving to journalists snapping photos 200 yards away.

Her return to Mexico almost certainly will contain the mix of overwrought supermarket-tabloid hype that marked her rise to fame and fall from grace. The country's largest television network, Televisa, said it was considering hiring Trevi for a soap opera.

Trevi, her ex-husband, Sergio Andrade, and backup singer Maria Raquenel Portillo were arrested in Rio de Janeiro in January 2000 at the request of Mexican authorities on charges of abducting and raping teenage girls in their care.

Prosecutors in Mexico's Chihuahua state accuse Trevi, Andrade and Portillo of corrupting a 17-year-old girl, who was turned over to their care when she was 12 for musical training. The girl abandoned a baby in Spain in 1998, saying Andrade was the father.

The Brazilian Supreme Court authorized the trio's extradition in December 2000. Defense attorneys have been trying to overturn the ruling since.

In 2001, Trevi became pregnant while jailed and claimed she was raped by a high-ranking Brazilian police officer. But federal police claimed she artificially inseminated herself while in prison in an attempt to stay in the country.

In the past, fugitives who sought refuge in Brazil have avoided extradition by having a child, who then was a Brazilian citizen. But that law was changed before Trevi got pregnant.

When the singer gave birth to Angel Gabriel on Feb. 18, she objected to DNA testing. Brazilian authorities ordered the tests anyway, and determined that Andrade was the father.

In May, Trevi claimed police forced her to have sex with Andrade. Her lawyer said Trevi would marry a Brazilian diplomat to avoid extradition.

Last month, Trevi said she no longer would fight extradition and asked to be returned to Mexico to defend herself.

Trevi's departure was put on hold Friday as Mexican authorities, apparently concerned about her security, insisted she travel home on a government jet even though an agreement specified a commercial flight.

Trevi, fearing reprisals for denouncing corruption in Mexico, believed a commercial flight would be safer, said her Brazilian attorney, Geraldo Magela.

Mexico's decision to send a private jet was criticized at home, where lawmakers said Trevi's security was not worth the plane's $5,000-an-hour price tag. They called for an investigation into why the plane was called at the last minute.

While stranded in Sao Paulo, Trevi was guarded by Brazilian authorities in the offices of the federal police official in charge of the airport. She did not have an opportunity to speak with reporters before boarding her flight, but human rights officials accompanying Trevi denounced Mexican authorities for trying to change Trevi's travel plans.

After leaving her Brasilia jail cell Thursday, Trevi said life would be better for her in Mexico.

"I have faith in God, in my lawyers, in my family and in justice," she said.

But on Saturday, Magela suggested Brazil could end up as home for the singer if she resolves her legal troubles.

"Her intention is to live in Brazil," he said. "She only wants to solve her situation in Mexico and then come back."

CHOCO
Dec 21st, 2002, 11:52 PM
Mexican Pop Star Trevi Extradited from Brazil on Criminal Charges
VOA News
21 Dec 2002, 18:43 UTC


Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi has been extradited from Brazil to her home country to face charges of kidnapping and sexual abuse of minors.

Trevi boarded a flight out of Brazil Saturday with her 10-month-old son Angel Gabriel, who was conceived in a Brazilian jail.

Mexican authorities accuse Trevi and her manager, Sergio Andrade, of corrupting a 17-year-old girl and other minors placed in their care for musical training. The pop diva and manager then fled Mexico and were arrested in Rio de Janeiro in January, 2000.

Trevi fought the extradition for two years, but gave up in November after Brazil refused her asylum request. Andrade remains in a Brazilian jail.

CHOCO
Dec 21st, 2002, 11:55 PM
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Disgraced Mexican pop singer Gloria Trevi plays with her son Angel Gabriel at the Federal Police office at Guarulhos International airport in Sao Paulo, December 20, 2002. Trevi remains under Brazilian Federal Police custody at Sao Paulo airport after an impasse between Mexico and Brazil over Trevi's transfer to Mexico erupted early in the day.



Pop Idol Trevi Leaves Brazil, Flies to Mexico
Sat December 21, 2002 01:33 PM ET

SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Fallen Mexican pop diva Gloria Trevi closed a dramatic three-year chapter on Saturday when she left Brazil and headed back to Mexico to face sexual abuse charges.
"As soon as she arrives in Mexico City she will head to Chihuahua where the police will have 72 hours to interrogate her," said one of Trevi's lawyers Geraldo Magela.

Having failed to win asylum in Brazil, Trevi gave up her three-year fight to avoid extradition in November and said she would go back to Mexico's state of Chihuahua.

Trevi, known as the Mexican Madonna, was arrested in Brazil in January 2000 along with her manager and backup singer, at the request of Mexico. Authorities there have charged them with corrupting minors and kidnapping.

Trevi, 34, waved to fans with her infant son, Angel Gabriel, in arm as she boarded the plane. She looked well even though she had spent two nights in the airport's police office because of a diplomatic snag.

After leaving her jail cell in Brasilia and arriving in Sao Paulo on Thursday to catch an Aeromexico flight home, Mexican police agents accompanying her back balked.

Citing security concerns over journalists who planned to take the flight with Trevi, Mexico said it wanted to fly her back on a chartered plane instead.

Brazil insisted that she leave on a commercial flight by midday Saturday or go back to Brasilia.

Trevi's plane took off from the international airport in Guarulhos for Mexico City on Brazilian commercial airline flight Varig 8676 around 9:30 a.m. EST.

In Brazil, Trevi accused a prison official of raping her and getting her pregnant. But she declined to name her attacker.

After Trevi gave birth in custody, police secured a court order to run a DNA test on the placenta to identify the baby's father. It indicated that Trevi's manager, Sergio Andrade, had fathered her child. Andrade remains in a Brazilian jail.

CHOCO
Dec 22nd, 2002, 02:54 AM
:)

CHOCO
Dec 22nd, 2002, 08:50 AM
Gloria is in some serious trouble. Although, she was a victim as well under Sergio Andrade. But she has to be held accountable for her actions as well.

CHOCO
Dec 22nd, 2002, 01:41 PM
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Fallen pop icon Gloria Trevi returns to Mexico to face charges she helped her manager corrupt minors

WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press Writer Saturday, December 21, 2002


(12-21) 22:46 PST CHIHUAHUA, Mexico (AP) --

Gloria Trevi, a Mexican pop diva known for her splashy sexuality, was extradited from Brazil to Mexico on Saturday to face charges that she lured starry-eyed girls into a sex cult run by her manager.

Trevi's arrival at the beach resort of Cancun ended a three-year odyssey in Brazil, during which she conceived a child while living in an all-female cell block and vowed to avoid extradition by marrying a Brazilian diplomat.

She was transferred from a commercial flight to a private government jet in Cancun, then whisked off to the northern city of Chihuahua, where she appeared before a judge.

Nicknamed "Mexico's Madonna," Trevi looked tired, fought back tears at times and struggled to be heard above her 10-month-old son, Angel Gabriel, who wailed and clung to the bars his mother talked through.

When told she had the right to answer questions from prosecutors, the 34-year-old singer said: "I'm not going to answer anything at all."

She refused to disclose her income, and said she had 10 defense attorneys. At the end of the hour-long appearance, she turned in a written statement with her declaration of guilt or innocence, but it was not made public.

Earlier, a gaggle of fans danced outside the prison and sang Trevi's songs amid a crowd of reporters, who jockeyed for a better view of the singer.

Trevi, her ex-husband and manager Sergio Andrade, and backup singer Maria Raquenel Portillo were arrested in a beachfront apartment in Rio de Janeiro in January 2000.

Chihuahua state prosecutors have charged the three with aggravated rape, kidnapping and corruption of minors, saying they recruited adolescent girls for live-in "musical training" that included sex with Andrade.

The accusations have dominated Latin American headlines -- even though Trevi hasn't had a hit single since 1996.

The chief accuser is Karina Yapor, a 17-year-old Chihuahuan girl whose parents let her join Trevi's entourage for musical training five years ago. The girl abandoned a baby in Spain in 1998, claiming Andrade was the father.

In a news conference Saturday, Yapor said she wasn't intimidated by Trevi's return and that she "had no reason to be afraid" of testifying against her in court. She said she had forgiven Trevi.

"I'm not out for revenge," she said, although she added that while she lived with Trevi and Andrade she was "denied food and suffered horrible physical and psychological torture."

The Brazilian Supreme Court authorized the extradition of Trevi, Andrade and Portillo in December 2000, but the suspects maintained their innocence and fought their return.

Even Trevi's much-anticipated departure from Brazil was held up for two days by a diplomatic standoff over whether she would take a commercial flight or private plane back home, leaving her stranded in Sao Paulo's international airport.

In 2001, Trevi became pregnant while jailed and claimed she had been raped by a high-ranking Brazilian police officer. Federal police claimed she artificially inseminated herself while in prison in an attempt to stay in the country.

When the singer gave birth to her baby on Feb. 18, she objected to having DNA tests performed. Brazilian authorities eventually determined the father was Andrade.

In May, Trevi claimed police forced her to have sex with Andrade, and her Brazilian lawyer, Geraldo Magela, said she would marry a Brazilian diplomat to avoid extradition.

Last month, Trevi said she would no longer fight extradition, and asked to be returned to Mexico to defend herself.

Mexicans who closely following the drama were mixed about whether Trevi could be guilty, but 31-year-old Carmen Mora said her fame would be an advantage.

"She was a show. All of her fame was manufactured by television," she said. "The end of that show will be her using her fame to go free, unfortunately."

CHOCO
Dec 23rd, 2002, 12:56 AM
:)

CHOCO
Dec 23rd, 2002, 03:42 AM
Gloria Trevi Returning to Face Charges
By ALAN CLENDENNING
Associated Press Writer


SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP)--After a three-year odyssey in Brazil, Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi left for home Saturday--with the baby she had in jail--to face charges of sex abuse involving teenage girls seeking stardom.

Trevi's departure was held up for two days by a diplomatic standoff over the terms of her extradition, leaving her stranded in Sao Paulo's international airport under guard by Brazilian police. She had vowed to avoid extradition by marrying a Brazilian diplomat.

When the impasse was resolved, Trevi carried her 10-month-old son, who was conceived behind bars, and boarded her Varig airlines flight, smiling and waving to journalists snapping photos 200 yards away.

Her return to Mexico almost certainly will contain the mix of overwrought supermarket-tabloid hype that marked her rise to fame and fall from grace. The country's largest television network, Televisa, said it was considering hiring Trevi for a soap opera.

Trevi, her ex-husband, Sergio Andrade, and backup singer Maria Raquenel Portillo were arrested in Rio de Janeiro in January 2000 at the request of Mexican authorities on charges of abducting and raping teenage girls in their care.

Prosecutors in Mexico's Chihuahua state accuse Trevi, Andrade and Portillo of corrupting a 17-year-old girl, who was turned over to their care when she was 12 for musical training. The girl abandoned a baby in Spain in 1998, saying Andrade was the father.

The Brazilian Supreme Court authorized the trio's extradition in December 2000. Defense attorneys have been trying to overturn the ruling since.

In 2001, Trevi became pregnant while jailed and claimed she was raped by a high-ranking Brazilian police officer. But federal police claimed she artificially inseminated herself while in prison in an attempt to stay in the country.

In the past, fugitives who sought refuge in Brazil have avoided extradition by having a child, who then was a Brazilian citizen. But that law was changed before Trevi got pregnant.

When the singer gave birth to Angel Gabriel on Feb. 18, she objected to DNA testing. Brazilian authorities ordered the tests anyway, and determined that Andrade was the father.

In May, Trevi claimed police forced her to have sex with Andrade. Her lawyer said Trevi would marry a Brazilian diplomat to avoid extradition.

Last month, Trevi said she no longer would fight extradition and asked to be returned to Mexico to defend herself.

Trevi's departure was put on hold Friday as Mexican authorities, apparently concerned about her security, insisted she travel home on a government jet even though an agreement specified a commercial flight.

Trevi, fearing reprisals for denouncing corruption in Mexico, believed a commercial flight would be safer, said her Brazilian attorney, Geraldo Magela.

Mexico's decision to send a private jet was criticized at home, where lawmakers said Trevi's security was not worth the plane's $5,000-an-hour price tag. They called for an investigation into why the plane was called at the last minute.

While stranded in Sao Paulo, Trevi was guarded by Brazilian authorities in the offices of the federal police official in charge of the airport. She did not have an opportunity to speak with reporters before boarding her flight, but human rights officials accompanying Trevi denounced Mexican authorities for trying to change Trevi's travel plans.

After leaving her Brasilia jail cell Thursday, Trevi said life would be better for her in Mexico.

``I have faith in God, in my lawyers, in my family and in justice,'' she said.

But on Saturday, Magela suggested Brazil could end up as home for the singer if she resolves her legal troubles.

``Her intention is to live in Brazil,'' he said. ``She only wants to solve her situation in Mexico and then come back.''

Gonzo Hates Me!
Dec 23rd, 2002, 05:29 AM
What a weird story!

CHOCO
Dec 25th, 2002, 08:21 AM
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Judge Orders Trevi to Remain in Jail


Judge Orders Mexican Diva Glori Trevi to Remain in Jail While on Trial for Sex Charges

The Associated Press

CHIHUAHUA, Mexico Dec. 24
A judge denied Mexican pop diva Gloria Trevi's request for bail Tuesday and ordered her to remain in prison while being tried for rape, kidnapping and corruption of minors.

The 34-year-old Trevi was extradited from Brazil to Mexico on Saturday, and is being held in a maximum security prison in Chihuahua, 760 miles northwest of Mexico City.

Trevi, nicknamed 'Mexico's Madonna," has been accused of recruiting adolescent girls for live-in musical training that included sex with her manager and ex-husband, Sergio Andrade.

Trevi's chief accuser is Karina Yapor, a 17-year-old girl from Chihuahua whose parents let her join Trevi's entourage five years ago. Yapor abandoned a baby in Spain in 1998, claiming Andrade was the father.

Trevi's lawyers had hoped the judge would dismiss some or all three charges or release her on bail.

After the ruling, a fiery-eyed Trevi called the judge "corrupt."

Accusations that Trevi and Andrade were sexually abusing girls who joined their entourage began to surface in 1998. The pair disappeared a year later, sparking a worldwide manhunt.

Trevi, Andrade and a backup singer were arrested in Rio de Janeiro in January 2000.

Trevi fought extradition for three years, but last month she suddenly requested to return to her homeland, saying she wanted the chance to defend herself in court.

Tapatio
Dec 25th, 2002, 01:12 PM
surely soon will be filmed the movie of this story. Is a perfect story for a good and morbid screenplay.
BTW The story is not yet over, Sergio Andrade, the leader of the clan and the rapist, is still in the jail at Brasil

CHOCO
Dec 25th, 2002, 10:26 PM
Tapatio - I agree totally with you.



Mexican Judge Denies Bail for Pop Singer Gloria Trevi
VOA News
25 Dec 2002, 15:07 UTC


A judge has denied Mexican pop singer Gloria Trevi's request for bail and ordered her to remain in prison pending her trial on charges of rape, kidnapping and corruption of minors.

Ms. Trevi, who has been called Mexico's Madonna, was extradited from Brazil on Saturday. She is being held in a maximum security prison in the border city of Chihuahua, about 1,200 kilometers northwest of Mexico City.

The singer is accused of participating, along with her ex-husband and manager, in recruiting young girls for live-in musical training that allegedly included sexual abuse of the girls.

Ms. Trevi, her manager and a back-up singer were arrested in Rio de Janeiro in January 2000.

Ms. Trevi fought extradition to her homeland for three years. Last month she requested to return to Mexico, saying she wanted a chance to defend herself.