Belen Enriquez is an American entrepreneur, 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 and white-collar crime. 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 escort agencies at the time.
She pled guilty and was ultimately sentenced to a term of 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 inmates with legal work and prison-related matters. She successfully helped with the release of two inmates 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 currently works as an Office Director at a prestigious federal criminal defense firm in Miami. She continues to write compelling and powerful pleadings as well as engaging content for various publications.
Belen will enroll in law school in Fall 2021 and continue her fight for justice and equality.
In her spare time, Belen enjoys photography, art, and traveling.
She is committed to many charitable organizations that support animals, formerly incarcerated individuals, and victims of human trafficking.