Jenni Rivera was in the final states of buying the Learjet plane which claimed her life, a report revealed today.
Jenni Rivera, who was killed in Mexico on Sunday night after her private jet went down, was buying the private jet from business executive Christian E. Esquino Nunez.
Christian E. Esquino Nunez is wanted for questioning regarding his ties to the plane, and has been convicted of drug-trafficking and counterfeiting government inspection stamps.
ABC News exclusively reported that Christian E. Esquino Nunez could be wanted for questioning with Mexican authorities, as well as investigators with the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) regarding the fatal crash.
The Learjet 25 belongs to Starwood Management, which is, according to records, owned by Christian E. Esquino Nunez.
According to ABC News, Christian E. Esquino Nunez and his partner Lance Z. Ricotta were convicted of creating false logbooks for six aircrafts they bought from the Mexican government and sold in the U.S.
RadarOnline.com reports that Christian E. Esquino Nunez also has ties to a Tijuana drug cartel, and has also been accused of trying to sneak the son of late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi into Mexico.
Court records show that Christian E. Esquino Nunez obtained details from aircrafts and forged details so as to mark up aircraft prices, thinking the models had fewer miles on them or had more maintenance work than they actually had.
Christian E. Esquino Nunez’s current whereabouts are unknown.
The plane carrying Jenni Rivera plunged from more than 28,000 feet and hit the ground in a nose-dive at more than 600 miles an hour, Mexico’s top transportation official says.