José de Jesús Gutiérrez Rebollo was a Mexican Division General of the Mexican Army. He was sentenced to 31 years in prison on multiple charges, including Organised crime.
The authorities began investigating Gutiérrez on February 6, 1997, after they received a tip that he had moved into an expensive apartment "whose rent could not be paid for with the wage received by a public servant." An investigation revealed that the apartment was made available to Gutiérrez by an employee of Amado Carrillo Fuentes, the leader of the Juárez Cartel. Mexican authorities also obtained a recording of Gutiérrez and Carrillo Fuentes in which Gutiérrez allegedly discussed payments to be made to him in exchange for ignoring Carrillo Fuentes' illegal drug activities. Gutiérrez was taken into custody and charged with bribery, perverting the course of justice and facilitating the transportation of cocaine. Gutiérrez Rebollo later was convicted of aiding the drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes. Early in 1997, he was fired from his post after an investigation showed that he had received bribes from the Juárez drug cartel. He was sentenced to 31 years 10 months 15 days imprisonment for misuse of weapons restricted to the Army. In 2007 he was sentenced by a federal court to a further forty years imprisonment and a fine of 24,716,829 pesos for collaboration with drugs cartel leader Amado Carrillo Fuentes. He is awaiting trial in Nayarit on weapons trafficking charges. Gutiérrez is serving his sentence in the Altiplano Maximum Security Penitentiary in Almoloya de Juárez. Gutiérrez was replaced by a lawyer and magistrate, Mariano Herrán Salvatti