- Born Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno on February 11th, 1934
- Studied at city's stop school but was forced to end his dreams of going to medical school because of financial issues. Instead, he attended military school
- 1967 joined Panama National Guard
- Also work with CIA from the 1950's to the 1980's
- Was paid by CIA but not under contract until 1967
- Indicted on Federal drug charges by the DEA on February 4th, 1989
- Drug Trafficking
- Laundering money into drug cartels
- Ordering murders of political opponents
- Conspiracy (Believed to have given information not only to allies of the US, but also to Communist Cuba)
- Sentenced to 40 years in prison but then had it reduced to 30. He was then let off after 17 years due to good behavior
- Sent to France to face trial for Money laundering instead of being allowed to return to Panama
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"Noriega Capture News Footage - YouTube." YouTube. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar. 2013. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7Ad18rcWgs>.