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FOX Logo-ReducedOn the one month anniversary of Jenni Rivera’s death, new details are emerging about the alleged involvement that “La Diva de la Banda” had with a drug cartel in Mexico.

Various sources such as UnivisionLa Opinión and the Mexican daily Reforma are reporting that a new witness has come forth exposing Rivera’s working relationship with the criminal organization.

An attorney for the Beltrán Leyva cartel, of which kingpin “La Barbie” once belonged to, says he used to contract various artists to perform at parties and events for the cartel.

Supposedly, Rivera was one of the artists who participated, the attorney told Reforma.

The witness says that the deals and contracts with Rivera and other artists where done via a liaison named José Carlos Salinas Rodríguez, also known as “El Charly,” who allegedly shared a close bond with kingpin “La Barbie” before he was detained by authorities back in 2010.

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The lawyer also claims that the late singer did cocaine in multiple occasions and that once “La Barbie” humiliated Rivera publicly after kicking her as a prank.

According to Reforma, the witness statements were reported to Mexican officials back in 2009, the same year that Rivera was detained at Mexico’s International Airport for coming into the country with $50,000 in cash from Los Angeles, Calif.

Rivera blatantly denied allegations of any ties with drug traffickers during an interview with ¡Hola! magazine months later.

“Yes, it is true that at times you are not aware of who contracts you [for a show,]” Rivera told ¡Hola! in Spanish during her interview.

Read the full article on FOX NEWS Latino.

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