Ex-Gov. Duarte bought luxury boat through a front man
Information given by a front man for fugitive Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte has revealed the purchase in 2011 of a pleasure boat for USD$790,000, a vessel the governor felt was necessary for the dignity of his office.
Ortega told the Attorney General’s office that he had created a company in the United States, Alpargata Marine Venture Score, to purchase the Italian-built Aquariva Super.
In Duarte’s words, Janeiro was responsible for managing “his resources,” Ortega said in his declaration before authorities.
On Friday Oct. 21 federal investigators searched five houses in Mexico City linked to Duarte and others.
Duarte resigned as governor earlier this month to face charges of corruption in office, but his whereabouts are unknown.