The New York District Attorney filed in a United States Federal Court a document to inform that new evidence against the former secretary of federal Public Security will be attached, Genaro Garcia Luna, in the trial that follows him for alleged links with the Sinaloa Cartel and charges of criminal conspiracy to distribute cocaine, conspiracy in a criminal enterprise and perjury, the latter charge for lying before US authorities.
The document sent by the prosecutors of the department of justice to the US District Court for the Eastern District in Brooklyn, New York, presents alleged evidence that García Luna helped bring shipments of cocaine into that country through the use of front companies with which he has some relationship.
In addition, the prosecutors in the case announced that alleged payment stubs to García Luna and his two co-defendants, Ramon Garcia Pequeno and Luis Cardenas Palominoboth trusted men of the former federal official in the government of former President Felipe Calderón.
Another alleged evidence It is a photograph of a former collaborator of García Luna himself. with suspected criminals. The image would be from 2008, according to the document from the District Attorney’s Office.
Additional evidence that will be presented at trial is the report that a forensic examiner made on six cell phones confiscated on December 18, 2019 from a person who is mentioned as a co-defendant of García Luna.
Genaro Garcia Luna served as Secretary of Public Security between 2006 and 2012 during the administration of former President Felipe Calderón; he was arrested in 2019 and after being notified of the charges against him, he pleaded not guilty. If found guilty, he could face life in prison as the maximum sentence.
The hearing to start the trial is scheduled for next January 9, 2023 and the judge in the case is still Brian Coga.