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Fabio Ochoa Restrepo

Fabio Ochoa Restrepo ("Don Fabio" 1923 2002) was a Paso Fino enthusiast, rancher, businessman, and patriarch of a notorious Colombian crime family associated with the Medellin drug cartel of Pablo Escobar.

It is generally assumed that Ochoa himself was not linked to drug trafficking, although his sons are well-known for their involvement in the trade. Jorge Luis Ochoa, was at one time considered the number two leader in the Medellin cartel: In 1996 he was arrested from a five year prison sentence in Colombia. Fabio Ochoa Vazquez "Fabito" (b. 1957) was extradited to the United States in September 2001.

"In his autobiography, 'My life in the world of Horses,' published by a vanity press Mr Ochoa writes that 'Don Fabio is to Colombia's Horse world what Garcia Marquez is to Colombia's world of letters or what Fernando Botero is to Colombia's world of painting." A 1989 picture of Fabio Ochoa Restrepo shows him signing his book which he planned to send to the Pope.

He was the subject of a brief segment in Full Circle with Michael Palin.

He was portrayed in the 2006 documentary film '' Cocaine Cowboys, many people think that Pablo Escobar was the boss of the Medellin Cartel, when in fact old man Ochoa was the leader of the entire organization.

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