The former PRI governor Cesar Duarte it was extradited to Mexico to face justice for his probable responsibility in the crimes of embezzlement and criminal association, both with aggravated penalties.
The first to confirm the fact was the governor of Chihuahua, María Eugenia Campos: “We will finally have to complete the extradition of the former governor and I celebrate that in this way the judicial process can be carried out in Mexico so that justice is done.”
The Attorney General’s Office informed that it will receive the detainee and hand him over to the authorities of the state of Chihuahua so that he can be presented before the Control Judge of the Morelos Judicial District, of that entity.
This court released an arrest warrant against the former governor since October 8, 2019.
Duarte is accused of allegedly, in agreement with various public servants and people outside the public function, managed to carry out actions that resulted in the diversion of public resources for the amount of more than 96 million Mexican pesos, extracted between the years 2011 and 2014, according to the FGR report.
“I have instructed the State Attorney General to meticulously attend to the investigation files.”
As I have said on different occasions, I reiterate that in my government there will be neither forgiveness nor forgetting for former governors.
I share very important information about the extradition of former Governor César DJ pic.twitter.com/2ewuEIOzXt
– Maru Campos (@MaruCampos_G) June 2, 2022
On her Twitter account, the governor assured that his government is ready to collaborate with the Attorney General’s Office of the Republica in case you decide to attract a case for the diversion of 1,200 million pesos from the treasury of the government of Chihuahua.
Cesar Duarte was arrested on July 8, 2020 in Miami, Florida, in the United States, after having been three years on the run.
His arrest coincided with a visit from the president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to his then counterpart, donald trump.
Last November, the US granted his extradition. A Cesar Duarte requested by the authorities Chihuahua and the FGRcharged with the crimes of embezzlement and criminal association.
César Duarte has more than 20 arrest warrants.