Karla Espinal became Jerry’s mistress after a lawyer with the apt name of “lying Larry” brought her to Jerry to have sex. The occasion was when Allen was arranging for Jerry to meet Hank Maierhoffer in Lexington, Kentucky. Maierhoffer turned out to be CIA, but that’s another story. Karla was a part time stewardess, cocaine dealer, and user. She was Cuban and beautiful. Jerry later invited her to Florida to become his mistress. She was smart, spoke Spanish, and charming. When she found out the Jerry was bringing other women to Florida, she used her own money to buy a house where she could, as she testified in a trial, pout. She called it her pouting house.
She had money from her drug dealing and also her father had won a big lottery where he obtained a million, tax free. She often stayed at her house whenever she became angry. Her best friend was a woman named Bonnie Anders, a Kentucky person who also was a friend of “lying Larry.” They often spent time at the house to get away from Jerry.
Jerry entrusted Karla with many things, including the movement of large sums of cash. At one time she and another woman moved about $20 million for him. She also testified that she helped arrange the murder of a woman whose son had planned to testify against Jerry. She said this after getting federal immunity to put Jerry away. As far as I know, she still owns the pouting house.