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2 jurors took bribes to acquit drug kingpins

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MIAMI (AP) — Two former jurors pleaded guilty to taking bribes to acquit two drug kingpins from the city's "Miami Vice" years.

Gloria Alba pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, and Maria Penalver pleaded to conspiracy for helping corrupt the 1996 trial of Sal Magluta and Willy Falcon.

Alba and her husband admitted getting less than $300,000 of a promised $1 million. Prosecutors said Penalver took about $20,000.

The 1980s drug smugglers were convicted afterward in the bribery scheme. Magluta is serving a life sentence; Falcon is in prison for 20 years.

The jury foreman, Miguel Moya, is serving a 17-year sentence for taking a $500,000 bribe.

Prosecutors said Magluta and Falcon made a $2 billion profit on 78 tons of smuggled cocaine while turning Miami into the drug capital of the world in the 1980s.