by Raymond Torres
“The Chauffeur” is a true-life story about a troubled youth who grew up in the mean streets of Los Angeles, California. Born into a world of poverty and few opportunities, Raymond Torres got involved in petty theft, drug dealing and various criminal activities. By age 17, Raymond became a known drug dealer in the Los Angeles harbor area. He later moved to Las Vegas, where he expanded his drug business. Raymond rose to the top, mingling with celebrities and sports figures.
In 1995, at age 26, Raymond received millions of dollars worth of artwork by Salvador Dali, Auguste Renoir, and Henri Matisse that were stolen from Las Vegas Entertainer Wayne Newton. In the course of searching for a buyer, an associate of Raymond’s stumbled across two Colombians (government informants) who offered to trade the paintings for 110 pounds of powder cocaine. When Raymond and his associates arrived to pick up the cocaine they were arrested in a reverse-sting operation by federal agents. Raymond was later sentenced to 235 months in federal prison.
While in prison Raymond found a passion for working with youths. Over the many years that Raymond spent behind bars, he volunteered his time in numerous gang, prison and drug-prevention programs for at-risk-kids. Once released from prison, Raymond was offered a position as a chauffeur at a luxury transportation company in Las Vegas. Taking a liking to the industry, Raymond has risen to the top through his professional work ethic, and has become a highly sought-after chauffeur and VIP host for an impressive list of celebrities, sports figures, and executives who frequent the city of Las Vegas. “The Chauffeur” is a cautionary tale of crime, prison and redemption – a compelling story of how a second chance can lead to a reversal of extraordinary rights.
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About the author:
Raymond Torres was born in Los Angeles, California. Growing up as a troubled youth Raymond got involved in various criminal activities. At age 28, he was sentenced to 235 months in federal prison on drug charges. While in prison Raymond was eager to turn his life around. He attended college and volunteered his time in numerous gang, drug, and prison prevention programs for at-risk-youth.
Today, Raymond is a highly sought-after chauffeur and VIP host for an impressive list of celebrities, sports figures, and executives who frequent the city of Las Vegas.
His dedication to numerous gang, prison, and drug-prevention programs for at-risk-kids has earned him senatorial recognition from United States Senator Dean Heller, Las Vegas Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow, and a certificate of commendation from Senator Harry Reid.
You can learn more about Raymond and his book by visiting www.thechauffeurbook.com
You can also find him on Facebook.
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