Powerful Yucatecan politician Gamboa Patrón denies involvement in Duarte’s escape

Emilio Gamboa Patrón and Javier Duarte (Photo: xeu.com.mx)

According to Mexico City based news website Thenews.mx, Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) Senate Coordinator, Emilio Gamboa Patrón, denied media reports claiming that he helped former Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte de Ochoa flee to evade court. He called these claims perverse.

“It disgusts me to think of whoever thought of these stories. I strongly reject it, I have no relation to his disappearance,” he said. “I have not spoken to him. I do not know whether he has fled or not.”

Gamboa Patrón acknowledged that there are many people who want to defame him. Due to this, the story that he has been hiding Duarte de Ochoa in a house between the State of Mexico and Michoacán has easily spread.

Emilio Gamboa Patrón and Javier Duarte (Photo: xeu.com.mx)
Emilio Gamboa Patrón and Javier Duarte (Photo: xeu.com.mx)

Emilio Antonio Gamboa Patrón was born in Mexico City, but he and his family had resided in Mérida, Yuc. for many years (his son, Pablo Gamboa Miner is currently a Federal deputy for the PRI in Yucatán).

Gamboa Patrón is a long time Mexican politician affiliated with the PRI. He currently serves as Senator of the LXII Legislature of the Mexican Congress. He also was Senator during the 2000–2003 and 2003–2006 Legislatures and deputy during the LX Legislature.