Published On: Mon, Nov 14th, 2016

$730,000 USD reward offered for ex-governor of Veracruz

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The Attorney General’s Office said it wasn’t able to locate Veracruz ex-Gov. Javier Duarte “despite the broad deployment of criminal investigation agents to arrest him.”

Therefore, the Mexican government is offering a reward of 15 million pesos (USD $730,000) for information leading to the capture of the former governor of Veracruz, who’s accused of money laundering and organized crime.

Javier Duarte stepped down as governor on Wednesday October 12, then disappeared.

The Attorney General’s Office said on Friday November 11 it wasn’t able to locate him “despite the broad deployment of criminal investigation agents to arrest him.”

Duarte belonged to the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party before he was stripped of his party rights in September.

Javier Duarte, Governor of the state of Veracruz. (PHOTO: REUTERS)

Javier Duarte, Governor of the state of Veracruz. (PHOTO: REUTERS)

The reward announcement came one day after a former governor who belonged to the opposition National Action Party turned himself in to face corruption charges.

Ex-Gov. Guillermo Padrés of the northern state of Sonora faces charges of organized crime, money laundering and use of illicitly obtained funds.

Source: El Universal

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