Former Wife Of American Gangster In Talks For Plea Bargain
The ex-wife of the notorious AMERICAN GANGSTER drug king portrayed by DENZEL WASHINGTON in the RIDLEY SCOTT movie is negotiating a plea deal, after allegedly selling cocaine to undercover drug agents.
Former Mrs. Frank Lucas, Juliana Farrait-Rodriguez, the inspiration for actress Lymari Nadal's character Eva in the 2007 film, was reportedly caught in a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sting operation in Puerto Rico in May (10).
The jailed 63 year old's lawyer, Hugo Harmatz, appeared in Manhattan federal court on Monday (09Aug10) to address claims his client sold two kilos of cocaine to authorities.
Harmatz won a 60-day delay in the case to continue talks with prosecutors, reports the New York Post.
In the Hollywood movie, Washington played Lucas, who married the former Puerto Rican beauty queen after meeting her in a nightclub.
The king pin's massive drug-dealing operation collapsed in 1975, when he was sentenced to 40 years in prison. He was released in 1991 and Farrait-Rodriguez served five years after she became embroiled in that case.