Jun 11, 2012

Ex-Governor Calls Charges He Worked with Drug Cartels a 'Desperate' Campaign Stunt

(WorldMeets.US Translation) El Universal: Tomás Yarrington, the former governor of Tamaulipas [map below], says that the Attorney General's Office is acting to further the electoral interests of the presidency and the National Action Party [PRI] by attempting to link him and two other former Tamaulipas governors with organized crime.

[Editor’s Note: All the accused governors were, as the Mexicans say, priísta – members of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party. One of the other men accused is former Tamaulipas Governor Eugenio Hernandez Flores. The “third” former governor has yet to be named. The Mexican presidential election is scheduled for June 1].

Yarrington has been mentioned in investigations of both Mexico and the United States for having received millions in bribes from drug cartels [chiefly the Gulf Cartel] and for having laundered those assets in the financial systems of both nations. Read more.

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