Jovita's Proprietor at Center of Heroin Bust Dies – KUT News
Amado “Mayo” Pardo, the 64-year old proprietor of Jovita’s swept up in a sprawling heroin bust last summer, has died, according to online reports. Pardo’s attorney tells the Austin American-Statesman that Pardo died yesterday due to cancer and other health problems. He was due to stand trial in February. Pardo was among 18 arrests made by a joint task force including Austin Police, the FBI and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Office of the Inspector General last summer.