Jon Roberts

Jon Roberts is the man considered most responsible for bringing cocaine into the United States during the era in which the Medellin Cartel flourished, an experience about which he wrote in American Desperado: My Life—from Mafia Soldier to Cocaine Cowboy to Secret Government Asset. He is a central figure in the documentary Cocaine Cowboys, which has been watched by millions.

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Author: Jon Roberts and Evan Wright | Narrator: Various and Mark Bramhall
Release Date: November 01, 2011
The true story of super-criminal Jon Roberts, star of the documentary Cocaine Cowboys. 
American Desperado is Roberts’ no-holds-barred account of being born into Mafia royalty, witnessing his first murder at the age of seven, becoming a hunter-assassin in Vietnam, returning to New York to become--at age 22--one of the city’s leading nightclub impresarios, then journeying to Miami where in a few short years he would rise to become the Medellin Cartel’s most effective smuggler.