Mexico Ex-Governor To Face US Charges

Mexico Ex-Governor To Face US Charges

The U.S. and Mexican attorneys general said on Wednesday, a former state governor for Mexico’s ruling party who faces charges in Mexico and the United States will be prosecuted by U.S. authorities first.
Tomas Yarrington is a former governor of Tamaulipas state for the Institutional Revolutionary Party. He was accused in 2013 by a federal grand jury in Texas of taking millions of dollars in bribes from the Gulf Cartel and other drug traffickers. Earlier this month, he was arrested in Italy.
Depended on agreement by Italian authorities, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Mexican Attorney General Raúl Cervantes Andrade said in a joint statement that the plan to extradite Yarrington to the United States.


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