By Carlos Manuel Juárez / White Elephant
Santiago Nieto Castillo, head of the governor-elect transition team, Américo Villarreal, warns that the fight against corruption in Tamaulipas will focus on the financial operations that the political group he heads Roberto Gil Zuarth did with the governor Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca.
In an exclusive interview for White elephantthe former head of the Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) assured that the Tamaulipas president acted in collusion with former senators Jorge Luis Lavalle MauryJavier Lozano Alarcón and Salvador Vega Casillas, characters close to former President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa.
“That group won Aguascalientes, Querétaro, Quintana Roo, Durango, Baja California Sur and Tamaulipas, and they were losing them. They betray Francisco Domínguez in Querétaro, they betray Carlos Joaquín in Quintana Roo and he ends up separating from the group. Finally they lose Baja California Sur, they change political groups in Aguascalientes and Durango and they lose Tamaulipas. The only refuge that they seem to have is Chihuahua, and I think that as a Mexican society we have to be very careful that they do not become entrenched in another state as they did in Tamaulipas,” explained the lawyer and academic.
Nieto Castillo argued that the The fight against corruption is serious and will be demonstrated with the first cases that will possibly be prosecuted in Nuevo Leónwhere they have detected money laundering from people from Tamaulipas.
“I see in Américo Villarreal two elements: the political will to combat impunity and, on the other hand, the knowledge that a technical vision is important, allowing technicians to integrate these investigation folders.”
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