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  • Former Chihuahua Governor Wanted over Embezzlement

  • Duarte denied any wrongdoing

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, CHIHUAHUA, 04FEBRERO2016.- El presidente Enrique Peña Nieto y el gobernador César Duarte Jáquez inauguraron el cruce internacional Guadalupe Tornillo en la zona del Valle de Juárez. El cruce que tuvo un costo de 500 millones de pesos se convierte en el puerto de cruce número 55 entre los Estados Unidos y México, entre los que transitan diariamente 300 mil vehículos y un millón de personas.FOTO: NACHO RUIZ /CUARTOSCURO.COM, photo: Cuartoscuro/Nacho Ruiz

29 of March 2017 14:37:11

A Mexican judge has issued an arrest warrant for a former state governor from President Enrique Peña Nieto's ruling party on suspicion of embezzlement, the government of the northern border state of Chihuahua said on Tuesday.César Duarte, who governed Chihuahua for Peña Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) between 2010 and 2016, is wanted for misappropriating public funds, said his successor as governor Javier Corral, a member of the opposition.Corral, of the center-right National Action Party (PAN), said in a message broadcast online he believed Duarte had fled to neighboring Texas and would seek his extradition to Mexico."He's a fugitive of justice," Corral said, noting that three former Duarte administration officials had already been arrested.Duarte was not immediately reachable for comment.The PRI said late last year it was reviewing whether to take disciplinary action against Duarte following accusations by the opposition of fraud and corruption against him.Duarte denied any wrongdoing.Javier Duarte, an unrelated PRI politician who was governor of the Gulf state of Veracruz from 2010 and 2016, is also wanted for alleged corruption and is presently fugitive.

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