Belen Enriquez is an American entrepreneur, speaker, writer, and criminal justice advocate. She was born in Quito, Ecuador, and immigrated to the United States in 2004. Belen earned her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Palm Beach Atlantic University and an MBA in Finance from Nova Southeastern University. As an intern at the Palm Beach State’s Attorney’s Office (White Collar Crime Division), she discovered her passion for criminal law.
In 2018 while preparing for law school, Belen was arrested by federal authorities on money laundering and other non-violent charges for running the largest network of high-end escort agencies in the United States. She pled guilty and was ultimately sentenced to 15 months of incarceration followed by five years of supervised release and 500 hours of community service. Belen became a “jailhouse lawyer and prison consultant” at her institution, assisting incarcerated individuals with legal work on immigration- and prison-related matters. She successfully helped with the release of two women through the Bureau of Prisons and a Compassionate Release Request to the sentencing court. The law library became her “office” as she spent countless hours researching and typing—on an old school typewriter.
Belen is currently the Office Director at a prestigious federal criminal defense firm in Miami. She specializes in cases involving violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and international narcotics. She continues to write compelling pleadings and engaging content for various publications. Belen hopes to become an attorney and continue her fight for justice and equality. She enjoys photography, reading, art, and traveling in her spare time. She is committed to several charitable organizations that support animals, immigration, formerly incarcerated individuals, reentry services, and victims of human trafficking.