Hispanic Leadership Association of New Jersey, Inc.   

     Registration for the 10th Annual Gala will start in August 2021! 
¡La inscripción para la Gala celebrando 10 años será en agosto 2021! 

Hotel Accommodations is very limited, must register before September.
El alojamiento del hotel es muy limitado, debe registrarse antes de Septiembre

2019 Gala & Keynote Speaker 
Coming Soon!

OFFICER PEDRO VILLEGAS

Keynote Speaker


An agent is working deep undercover to perform a hand-to-hand bust on the world's largest drug cartel. He must overcome government corruption, racism, and a professional assassin before his cover is blown. Loco in the Badlands is inspired by the true case files of Pedro Villegas

Pete Villegas, born in Puerto Rico, moved with his family to the United States, where he was raised in the 1950s economically depressed, racially charged Harlem. As a young man, he worked his way up the law-enforcement ladder in Philadelphia from police officer to an undercover agent for the Camden County Prosecutor’s and ultimately to Supervisor of Covert Investigations for the State of PA Attorney General’s Office. All along the way, Mr. Villegas accomplished record-setting hand-to-hand busts.



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