CELERINO "CELE" CASTILLO III, is a 20-year veteran of both state and federal law enforcement with 12-year service in the U. S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration. Mr. Castillo is a highly decorated DEA agent for his undercover operations in Central and South America. For several years, he was also placed in major cities like San Francisco and New York City for deep cover operations. He is an author of "Powderburns" Cocaine, Contras And The Drug War, and is an acclaimed public speaker and educator.

COURT QUALIFIED EXPERT WITNESS: For 20 years Mr. Castillo has qualified as an "expert witness" in criminal and civil trials, both for and against various state and federal law enforcement agencies, in the following subjects: Undercover tactics, entrapment, informant handling practices and procedures, all subjects related to drugs trafficking, money laundering, and international narcotics investigations, police profiling, research on federal documentation for the defense. (Bates)

MR. CASTILLO has written several internationally known articles against federal law enforcement corruption: "Written Statement of Celerino Castillo III, for The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence" 1998. He was mentioned in several articles on Informant Handling for The National Law Journal. ABC's Primetime Live, Dateline NBC, Discovery Channel and other numerous news magazines have done exclusive interviews on Mr. Castillo pertaining to "Outrageous Conduct" by the U.S. Government.

MR.CASTILLO HAS CONSULTED FOR THE DEFENSE
ON THE FOLLOWING FEDERAL DRUG CASES:

1994
US vs. James Wilson, Guatemala and Florida ( Research and Testified ).

1997
US vs. Eleuterio Garcia, New Mexico (Testimony and Research)
US vs. Eddie Romero, New Mexico (Research)

1999-2000
US vs. John Vera, California (Research) hired by Public Defender's Office
US vs. Emede Hinojosa, Texas (Research)
US vs. Alisandro Perez Jr.
Texas "Operation Impunity"(Research)
David Landa, Juan Gonzales

2001-2002
US vs. Arturo Gutierrez, Texas "Operation Spider Webb" [FBI Sting Operation] San Antonio, Texas (Research and Testimony) US vs. Juan Lozano, Texas "Operation China" (Research) Retained by family US vs. Luciano Huerta, Texas "Operation Polvo Blanco" (Research) Retained by family

MR. CASTILLO IS AVAILABLE FOR EXPERT TESTIMONY AND RESEARCH IN CRIMINAL AND CIVIL CASES. USE THE CONTACT INFORMATION BELOW FOR AN INITIAL CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION.

Celerino "Cele" Castillo III
2709 N. 28 1/2 St. McAllen, TX 78501
Phone (956) 345-5770
E-Mail: powderburns@prodigy.net

Job History

1997-Present
Federal courts have accepted Mr. Castillo as an Expert-Witness on Outrageous Government Conduct, Informants, and Racial Profiling. (CONSULTANT)

1994-present
Author: "POWDERBURNS" * Cocaine, Contras and The Drug War * Television exclusives on ABC"s Primetime Live, Dateline NBC, and The Discovery Channel. Mr. Castillo has lectured at different universities on the drug war and Latin America Foreign Policy.

1992-1997
Private Investigator

1979-1992
Department of Justice, twelve years with The Drug Enforcement Administration (Special Agent) Specialized in undercover investigation. Was a foreign diplomat for six years in South & Central-America.

1974-1979
Detective Sgt. with a Texas Police Department

Education

Graduated 1976
University of Texas at Pan American - BS in Criminal Justice.

Military

1970-1972
Served 6 year in Active, Reserves, and National Guard US Army Sgt. - NCO School - Vietnam Veteran - (Bronze Star)