Facing dozens of criminal complaints against him and his subordinates, former Gov. Duarte took a leave of absence from his post in mid-October, just a couple of months before he was set to leave office, and subsequently went underground.
Investigators have focused largely on Duarte’s possible theft of public money. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that $2.6 billion of federal transfers to Veracruz remain unaccounted for. Animal Político has reported that authorities have identified 33 shell companies that received hundreds of millions in contracts from Duarte’s government without providing the goods and services promised.
Duarte has also been accused of fostering ties to drug cartels, presumably giving them free reign in the state in exchange for bribes. An alleged commander of the Zetas told VICE News earlier this year that Duarte originally struck a deal with the notorious crime group, but betrayed them in favor of the Jalisco Cartel.
To read complete article click here.
more recommended stories
Interpol is looking for Mexicans Jesús Orta and Frida Martínez in 195 countries
The former general secretaries of the Federal.
First came George Floyd in Minneapolis, and then Walter Wallace in Philadelphia
Philadelphia remains on high alert after.
AMLO signs an agreement with the UN for the purchase of medicines abroad
Mexico City (October 29, 2020).- President.
Vila Dosal requests Declaration of Emergency for municipalities affected by Zeta
Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal formally requested.
Joe Biden’s odds to win rise, but more bets on Donald Trump
Review Journal (October 29, 2020).- Former.
MORENA Representatives remove 32 billion pesos from the Health Fund
MEXICO CITY (Times Media Mexico) –.
Santa Muerte devotees will caravan through Mérida on Saturday, October 31st
MÉRIDA.- Despite the current health situation,.
Thieves loot church in Samahil, Yucatan
Samahil, Yucatan (October 29, 2020).- Two-legged.
Trump campaign hits Biden in first Spanish-language TV ad of general election
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s re-election campaign.
What do Mexico and Brazil think about the US election?
The U.S. elections are just one week away.