Fugitive Ex-Governer of Veracruz Javier Duarte Arrested in Guatemala

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Fugitive Ex-Governer of Veracruz Javier Duarte Arrested in Guatemala

Anasazi
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39612892

Fugitive Mexican governor Javier Duarte arrested in Guatemala

A former Mexican state governor who has been on the run for six months was arrested on Saturday, police said.

Javier Duarte, the former governor of Veracruz state, is suspected of corruption, involvement in organised crime, and embezzling millions.

He was arrested in Guatemala in a joint operation between Interpol and Guatemalan police, Mexico's attorney general said.

He is expected to be extradited to Mexico at a later date.

Guatemalan police said Mr Duarte was found and arrested in a hotel lobby in the city of Solola.

He is suspected of having siphoned off at least 645 million Mexican pesos ($35m; £28m) of public money that was put into a series of shell companies.

Mr Duarte resigned his post to face corruption allegations - but then disappeared in October 2016.

When authorities raided a warehouse belonging to him, they discovered a wide array of valuable assets, including many paintings.

A search of his luxury ranch also found 17 paintings believed to be by famous artists such as Joan Miro, Fernando Botero and Leonora Carrington.

Under Mr Duarte, Veracruz also became the most dangerous region of the country for journalists, with 17 killed during his term.

He was suspended from this party, PRI - which is also the party of President Enrique Pena Nieto - before his disappearance.

His political opponents from the National Action Party won the election to fill his position in December.
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Wow!Wow that's news!Finally!Why does it seem that when it comes to the political corrupt in Mexico it's almost always another country that gets them or is this a figment of my imagination?They need to conviscate his assets and return to the state of Veracruz which is broke because of him and his cronies.BTW Happy Easter!
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Hope this is ok, couldn't resist!
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Chava
After you are arrested, nobody knows you

https://denunciasacapulco.ml/politica/amigos-ex-empleados-javier-duarte-se-desmarcan-ahora-esta-detenido/

Working on translating........sorry for posting first.
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¡tRuCHAS!
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Looks like he's lost a fair amount of weight being on the lam.I'm sure it's due to the stress of being found.
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He actually lost a fair amount of weight right before he fled the country:

                                   

One of the first things I noticed looking at the arrest fotos is that he seems to have put a lot of that weight back on.

I thought this was funny.  Doing a Google image search for the foto I posted above:

                                     

Google looks at that foto of Duarte and sees a pile of trash!!

It comes from here:  http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/articulo/nacion/politica/2017/04/20/tirado-e-impotente-en-una-jaula-movil-para-delincuentes#imagen-1

                                   
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Veracruz confiscates Duarte's riverfront home to be turned into government offices. http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/veracruz-officials-seize-duartes-heritage-house/                           
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Chava
Why is Peña Nieto going to Guatemala? Perhaps to negotiate the release of his buddy?

http://www.sinembargo.mx/04-06-2017/3232786
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Chava
Google translation, no time to check for obvious grammar errors:

Up to 60 days to define extradition of Javier Duarte

After the June 7th, the Mexican government handed over the formal request for extradition of Javier Duarte de Ochoa to Guatemala, and that the petition was sent that same day by the Guatemalan Foreign Ministry to the Public Prosecutor's Office. Contingencies, ranging from 20 to 60 days of hearings, appeals and aftershocks to determine whether or not the former governor of Veracruz will be sent to face the Mexican federal court.

The details were clarified Tuesday to EL UNIVERSAL by Juan Daniel Lemus Ramírez, secretary of the Fifth Court of Criminal Sentence, Narcoactivity and Crimes against the Environment of Guatemala, which handles the case against Duarte that initially was for the alleged crimes of organized crime and Operations with resources of illicit origin that he would have committed in his administration as governor, from 2010 to 2016.

Last Wednesday the Mexican government reported that the claim is based on the arrest warrant issued by the District Judge Specialized in the Accusatory Criminal System of the Federal Criminal Justice Center in Mexico City for organized crime and operations with resources of provenance Illicit Two orders were added by the Judge of Control of the Court of Procedure and Oral Criminal Procedure of Xalapa, Veracruz, for abuse of authority, breach of legal duty, embezzlement, influence peddling and coalition.

The Office of the Attorney General asked the administrator of a company "invoice" that was used by the Government of Javier Duarte to simulate contracts and divert funds from the public treasury. The Tax Administration Service (SAT), through the Central Administrator of Criminal and Special Issues, Alejandro Ronquillo López, lodged a complaint against Trajan Construcciones and his manager and legal representative, Mónica Zamorano Melchor.

According to reports from the PGR, Zamorano Melchor gave false information to the Federal Taxpayers Registry, which has hampered the supervisory powers of the finance authority.


http://eldictamen.mx/2017/06/internacional/60-dias-tardara-definir-extradicion-javier-duarte/
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Mexico.- The government of Spain authorized Friday the extradition to Mexico of Javier Nava Soria, ex-official of Veracruz during the government of Javier Duarte accused by federal authorities of the crime of money laundering.

Authorities from the European country indicated that the request of their Mexican counterparts fully complies with the requirements of the Treaty of Extradition and Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters signed between both countries.

Nava Soria was detained last April 19 in the city of Barcelona, ​​and one day later he refused to be extradited before the Audiencia Nacional. On April 15, authorities in Guatemala had arrested Javier Duarte de Ochoa in a tourist area of ​​the country and then took him to a prison in the capital, where he awaits his own extradition.

https://www.sdpnoticias.com/nacional/2017/06/23/espana-continuara-con-extradicion-de-javier-nava-soria
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Chava
http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/extradition-ordered-duarte-coming-home/

Extradition ordered, Duarte coming home
Guatemala court orders he be sent back to Mexico to face charges he denies
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Chava
News of Duarte's wife filing for divorce today

She must have control of all of the stolen money? Or is it for show?

http://noticiasacapulconews.com/2017/07/06/karime-macias-inicio-a-tramites-de-divorcio-de-javier-duarte/
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http://www.proceso.com.mx/494522/javier-duarte-sus-amenazas-a-pena-nieto

Javier Duarte and his "threats" to Peña Nieto


Last week came a disturbing message to Los Pinos (The Mexican "White House"). The attorney general Raúl Cervantes Andrade informed the office of Enrique Peña Nieto that he had found Tarek Abdalá, a federal deputy of the PRI and ex-deputy of Javier Duarte, the emblematic ex-governor of the koretocracy of Veracruz, in a restaurant.

Abdalá approached Cervantes Andrade to request an urgent hearing. His argument was that it was necessary to speak with the prosecutor so that the corruption scandal of Duarte de Ochoa "would not sprinkle oil when garlic is poured."

It was not the only enigmatic phrase of the ex-treasurer involved in the great diversions of public funds of Veracruz. He also reminded the ex senator and exresponsible jurist in the presidential campaign of Peña Nieto in 2012 that "many things have not been commented" and that it would be very unfortunate for them to be exposed.

A few days later, on Sunday 9, an audio of more than one minute circulated in social networks. In it one hears Javier Duarte complain to Tarek Abdallah that the money he has sent to the PRI "in egg boxes" has not arrived.

In a fragment of this telephone conversation, Duarte mentions "the thousand." The presumption is that they were a thousand million pesos diverted towards the presidential campaign of 2012 or towards the federal contests of 2015, according to those who knew this formula "poultry" of speaking in code.

In the same conversation, Abdalá is heard excusing himself by saying that the "subject" was commissioned "to Ivan". It is presumed that it is the excontralor of Veracruz, Iván López.

The audio was instantly viralized in social networks during Sunday 9 and Monday 10 of July. However, most of the print and electronic media ignored it. The damage control from Los Pinos did not prevent the audio from continuing to circulate and provoking all kinds of speculation.

All recall the discovery of more than 20 million pesos in cash on a plane from the government of Veracruz and found at the airport in Toluca, in the middle of the presidential campaign of 2012. At that time, the compulsive liar that is Javier Duarte said That these were resources for the payment of festivals, such as the Tajín Summit.

The PGR has not explained why the extradition process of Javier Duarte, imprisoned in Guatemala, has stopped in recent days, according to judicial sources in the neighboring country.

On Tuesday, 4, after the hearing in Guatemala where Duarte accepted the voluntary extradition to Mexico, the PGR affirmed that it was "a matter of days" the arrival of the former president of Veracruz to face the accusations of organized crime and "money laundering."

The deadline for his return was to culminate on Tuesday 11, according to said at that time the Guatemalan defender Carlos Velázquez.

During that hearing was read to immovable property insured and that are in the name of Moisés Manzur, suspected prestanombres of Javier Duarte. Among these assets are several departments in the Torre Pelican condominium, in Boca del Rio; Ranches, such as Las Mesas, in the Mexiquense municipality Valle de Bravo, as well as the acquisition of 21 plots in the ejido Lerma, Campeche.

These properties were allegedly acquired through the Consorcio Brades and Rhoor companies, the latter related to the purchase of the 725 house located on the Sierra Fría street in the Lomas de Chapultepec in the country's capital.

At the same hearing nothing was said about the assurance of 122 bank accounts related to Javier Duarte. Days later, Karime Macias announced her divorce petition from Javier Duarte, while Abdalla approached Cervantes Andrade to blackmail him.

The strange words of Duarte, taken from the lawyer and writer Sevillian Santiago Montoto, must still resonate in Los Pinos:

"Patience and prudence, verbal continence (Duarte mentioned contingency), presence and absence, according to convenience."

EDIT to add link to audio:  http://www.sinembargo.mx/11-07-2017/3259761
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The Guatemalan Foreign Ministry today confirmed the extradition to Mexico of ex-governor of Veracruz, Javier Duarte de Ochoa, on Monday, July 17.

http://www.proceso.com.mx/494555/javier-duarte-sera-extraditado-mexico-lunes-confirma-gobierno-guatemala

CITY OF MEXICO (appro) .- The Guatemalan Foreign Ministry today confirmed the extradition to Mexico of the ex-governor of Veracruz, Javier Duarte de Ochoa, on Monday, July 17.

Without giving further details, Tekandi Paniagua, press chief of the Guatemalan Foreign Ministry, said that the time is still "pending" when the PRI will be delivered to Mexico. He also did not specify where the delivery will take place and if Duarte will travel in a plane of the Mexican government.

The confirmation is given after last July 7, Guatemala's Minister of the Interior, Francisco Rivas, alerted the Mexican government of the danger that runs the life of Duarte de Ochoa.

"He's a high-risk capture. There are criminal groups in Guatemala that can lend themselves to attacking their integrity and their lives, "said the minister, adding that Duarte has information on corruption" important for Mexico. "
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Chava
Today is the day!

http://www.sinembargo.mx/17-07-2017/3263987

Mexico City, July 17 (SinEmbargo) .- Former Veracruz governor Javier Duarte de Ochoa, who has become a symbol of a whole generation of leaders of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) involved in corruption scandals, is flying this Monday To Mexico from Guatemala, where he was arrested by local police and Interpol.

Duarte de Ochoa is just one of the former PRI governors appointed in recent years for diversion of public resources, laundering and even drug trafficking. In Italy Tomás Yárrington is detained, who is likely to be extradited directly to the United States. In Panama is Roberto Borge, who refused to be extradited. And César Duarte, of Chihuahua, is persecuted by the international justice also by the looting of the public coffers; Is believed to be hiding in the United States, where he was last seen.

During the campaign of 2012, then-candidate Peña Nieto put both the Duarte and Borge as examples of the "new PRI".

Of the 32 governors who have run the country along with President Enrique Peña Nieto's six-year term, only 22 pristas have diverted about 258 thousand 829 million 185 thousand pesos from public resources, according to criminal complaints and results of the Superior Audit of the Federation (ASF).

So far, only five of them have been arrested or have arrest warrants and four have been reported to the Attorney General's Office (PGR). Highlights include luxury clothing, mansions, a bank or a ranch with lake included.
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Maybe we should finally believe EPN when he says that Duarte and Borge were examples of 'The New PRI'.Maybe that part is true.
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