DEA’s most corrupt agent: Parties, sex amid ‘unwinnable war’


              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              CORRECTS TO BROTHER OF ONE OF IRIZARRY'S PARTNER NOT ACTUAL PARTNER This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in August 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos is the brother of one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners who partied and traveled around the world with DEA agents. He was jailed in March after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating misconduct in the DEA.  "I didn’t do anything wrong, but I’m not going to talk about my brother,” Zoumberos told AP. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              Jose Irizarry, a once-standout DEA agent sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for conspiring to launder money with a Colombian cartel, pauses during an interview the night before going to a federal detention center, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. He was betrayed by one of his closest confidants, a Venezuelan-American informant who confessed to diverting funds from the undercover stings and making cash payments to his longtime handler. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
            
              Jose Irizarry, a once-standout DEA agent sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for conspiring to launder money with a Colombian cartel, stands for a portrait during an interview the night before going to a federal detention center, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. Irizarry’s downfall was as sudden as it was inevitable — the outgrowth of a lavish lifestyle that raised too many eyebrows, even among colleagues willing to bend the rules themselves. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
            
              Jose Irizarry, a once-standout DEA agent sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for conspiring to launder money with a Colombian cartel, speaks during an interview the night before going to a federal detention center, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. After years of portraying Irizarry as a rogue agent who acted alone, U.S. Justice Department investigators have made an abrupt shift, following his confessional roadmap to question as many as two-dozen current and former DEA agents and prosecutors accused of turning a blind eye to his flagrant abuses and sometimes joining in. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
            
              Jose Irizarry, a once-standout DEA agent sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for conspiring to launder money with a Colombian cartel, sits during an interview the night before going to a federal detention center, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
            
              Jose Irizarry, a once-standout DEA agent sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for conspiring to launder money with a Colombian cartel, speaks during an interview the night before going to a federal detention center, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. “You can’t win an unwinnable war. DEA knows this and the agents know this,” Irizarry says. “There’s so much dope leaving Colombia. And there’s so much money. We know we’re not making a difference.” (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
            
              This booking photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office in November 2022 shows Michael Zoumberos. Zoumberos, one of Jose Irizarry’s former partners, traveled overseas extensively for money laundering investigations. Irizarry told AP that Zoumberos enjoyed unfettered access to so-called commission funds and improperly tapped that money for personal purchases and unwarranted trips, using names of people that didn’t exist in DEA reports justifying the excesses. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)
            
              FILE - Former DEA agent Jose Irizarry arrives at the United States Courthouse in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. Federal Judge Charlene Honeywell who sentenced Irizarry said he was “the one who got caught but it is apparent to this court that there are others.” (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
            
              This photo provided by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration shows U.S. currency confiscated in "Operation White Wash" in 2016. The long-running overseas investigation resulted in more than 100 arrests and the seizure of more than $100 million and more than a ton of cocaine. (DEA via AP)
            
              Jose Irizarry, a once-standout DEA agent sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for conspiring to launder money with a Colombian cartel, speaks during an interview the night before going to a federal detention center, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. Irizarry says dozens of other federal agents, prosecutors, informants and in some cases cartel smugglers themselves were all in on the three-continent joyride known as “Team America” that chose cities for money laundering pick-ups mostly for party purposes or to coincide with Real Madrid soccer or Rafael Nadal tennis matches. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
            
              Jose Irizarry, a once-standout DEA agent sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for conspiring to launder money with a Colombian cartel, speaks during an interview the night before going to a federal detention center, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. Irizarry’s downfall was as sudden as it was inevitable — the outgrowth of a lavish lifestyle that raised too many eyebrows, even among colleagues willing to bend the rules themselves. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
            
              This photo obtained by The Associated Press shows Jose Irizarry in Cartagena, Colombia, in 2017. Irizarry accepts he’s the most corrupt agent in U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration history, admitting he conspired with Colombian cartels to build a lavish lifestyle. But he says he won't take the rap alone, accusing long-trusted DEA colleagues of joining him in skimming millions from money laundering stings to fund a decade’s worth of high living. (AP Photo)