Published On: Wed, Apr 9th, 2014

German citizen arrested in Mérida

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Adalbeth Kerekes, German citizen, was arrested in Merida by the Ministerial Police for owing nearly half a million pesos to his Mexican wife Maria Josefina Contla Marrufo for alimony, that he has not paid since 2004.

Kerekes’ arrest warrant was issued by the Second Criminal Court on charges of breach of the obligations of family assistance.

According to the file, on July 20, 1996 the couple got married in Germany, where they lived for six years and then decided to return to Mexico to reside in the Yucatecan capital.

However, in June 2004, the couple split because Adalbeth turned addicted to alcohol and adultery.

Since then, Maria Josefina Contla stopped receiving $1,000 pesos weekly that Kereke used to give her for her support because she was unemployed.

In addition, she stated that her husband refused to divorce her because if he does, he loses his Mexican citizenship.

For the time passed and taking in consideration that the obligations of family support is a continuing offense, the debt of the German with his wife is currently of $448,000 pesos.

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When filing the preliminary statement, Adalbeth declined his right to have the German Consulate advised of his arrest and to send him an attorney of that nationality. He decided to be defended by a Mexican attorney.

Adalbeth Kerekes said that when they were both working in Germany, each covered their expenses, but then the woman left in September 2002 and returned to Mexico to live in Merida, where he arrived in December of the same year, but they were no longer living together.

The German said that his wife is a teacher so she can find a job and pay her own expenses.

The Second Criminal Court notified the National Migration Institute of this arrest, in order to verify this man’s legal status in the country. When he was arrested, he presented a tourist visa, (which does not allow him to work in Mexico), nevertheless he owns a garage for repairing Mercedes Benz cars in Merida.

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