Share this article Share The extremely graphic photos depicted body parts and personal documents belonging to those aboard the doomed flight, including Rivera, 43, a singer and reality star known as the 'Queen of Banda.
The items that the duo allegedly stole from the plane were not identified by investigators. As the issue of police corruption rears its ugly head, Mexican authorities hope to continue with the investigation of the tragic crash on Sunday. The plane carrying the superstar plunged from more than 28, feet and hit the ground in a nose-dive at more than miles an hour The body of the singer and reality star from California was found in the wreckage along with the bodies of six others, including her publicist, lawyer, make-up artist and two pilots.
News of the arrests came as Rivera's family identified her remains. The singer's remains will be given to the family once the tests are completed in coming days. It was also revealed this week that Rivera was in the final states of buying the Learjet plane from business executive Christian E.
Esquino Nunez, 50, who has a long and checkered legal past. Corporate records list his sister-in-law as the company's only officer, but insurance companies that cover some of the firm's planes say in court documents that the woman is merely a front and that Esquino is the one in charge.
Esquino's legal woes date back decades. He pleaded guilty to a fraud charge that stemmed from a major drug investigation in Florida in the early s and most recently was sentenced to two years in federal prison in a California aviation fraud case. Esquino, a Mexican citizen, was deported upon his release. Rivera's body was found in the wreckage along with the bodies of six others, including her publicist, lawyer, make-up artist and two pilots Search continues: Rescue workers are still looking for remains of Rivera and the six reported passengers ABC News exclusively reported that 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.
According to ABC News, Nunez and his partner were convicted of creating false logbooks for six aircrafts they bought from the Mexican government and sold in the U. Esquino Nunez, who runs the company that owned the crashed plane, could have links to a drug cartel and was convicted of falsifying records in Court records show that 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.
The plane carrying the superstar plunged from more than 28, feet and hit the ground in a nose-dive at more than miles an hour, Mexico's top transportation official says.
Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, Mexico's secretary of communications and transportation, said: It may have hit a speed higher than 1, kph mph. Searchers used helicopters as they looked for pieces of the wreckage and attempted to recover bodies from the mountainous area where the plane went down Discovery: It appears that one of the pilots was inexperienced, based on the temporary airman's certificate found at the crash site Still grieving: Jenni Rivera fans marched in the streets of Monterrey, Mexico on Tuesday night, two nights after news broke that the singer likely died in a plane crash on Sunday Holding a light: The hundreds of fans gathered in a pilgrimage to the Basilica of Guadalupe Shocking claim: A witness account reported by Mexico's Reforma newspaper says that Jenni Rivera was involved with the notorious Beltran-Leyva drug cartel Mangled: Jenni Rivera's charred driver's license was found near the wreckage of the plane crash Fears: This photo of Jenni Rivera, right, taken aboard her private jet, may be the last photo taken of the singer Tearful: Fans have kept a constant vigil in front of the Basilica of Guadalupe in Monterrey Missing mother: Jacqueline Rivera, the daughter of the late singer, is escorted into her grandmother's home Family: Rivera was not traveling with any relatives at the time of her death Disaster: Rivera was headed for a suburb of Mexico City when her plane crashed Onstage: Rivera is pictured with her third husband, former baseball pitcher Esteban Loaiza.
The couple divorced in October Rescue crew: The plane crashed at such high speed that it was torn toe pieces, leaving nothing recognizable in the wreckage VIDEO: Family, friends and fans mourn for the singer outside her home Jenni Rivera's father sings a song to the late singer Advertisement.