Jorge L. Valdes

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Jorge L. Valdes
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Born (1956-02-29) February 29, 1956 (age 67)
Havana, Cuba
EducationBA in Accounting
Master degree in Bible Theology
Ph.D. in New Testament Early Christianity and Ethics
Alma materHudson Catholic Regional High School
University of Miami
Wheaton College (Illinois)
Loyola University Chicago
Motivational speaker

Dr. Jorge L. Valdes (born February 29, 1956) is a bilingual (English and Spanish speaking) Cuban-American Ex-Narco, Ex-Con, entrepreneur, motivational speaker and author.

Early Life

Born in Havana, Cuba, in 1956. At the age of 10, his family boarded one of the last Freedom Flights from Cuba to Miami. The family moved to Union City, New Jersey, where Jorge was an honor student at Hudson Catholic High School.


In 1972, his family moved back to Miami and Jorge attended the University of Miami and received a BA degree in Accounting. Jorge earned a BA degree from Southeastern College in New Testament and Bible Theology. He also earned his Master's degree at Wheaton College (Wheaton, Illinois) in Bible Theology and a Ph.D. at Loyola University in Chicago in New Testament Early Christianity and Ethics.

Professional Life

Jorge began to work for the Federal Reserve Bank as a bank auditor while attending the University of Miami full-time. In 1976, Jorge left the Federal bank to work for his accounting professor. The first client was La Puerta del Sol, a small grocery store which turned out to be a front for a group of international drug dealers. In 1977, he took over the organization as the U.S. head of all operations for the group that would go on to be called the Medellin Drug Cartel.

In April of 1979, he was charged with heading the largest drug conspiracy in the history of America. After his release from prison in 1985, Jorge immediately resumed his operations until 1987 when he walked away.[1] In September of that year, Jorge was arrested again for crimes he had committed in 1985 and was sentenced to ten years in prison.[2]

In 1998 Dr. Valdes moved to Peachtree City, Georgia and started a small disaster restoration company with his wife Sujey. At the same time, Jorge begins a national and international speaking outreach and is featured in over 300 radio and television programs.[3]

In the media



  1. "United States v. Howard "Sonny" Hawkins, Roger G. Beckman, William D. "Bill" McCain George Rawls,..., 661 F.2d 436 –". CourtListener. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  2. DeFede, Jim (1995-12-14). "The Trial of Willy & Sal". Miami New Times. Retrieved 2020-03-24.
  3. "* Tyrone ServiceMaster helps in Iowa The Citizen Online". Retrieved 2020-03-24.

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