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Arrest of César Duarte revived “Operation Safiro” through which the PRI made millionaire deviations


Several governors of those who appeared in that photo were subject to criminal prosecution (Photo: File)

César Duarte, former governor of Chihuahua During the period 2010-2016, he was detained this Wednesday, July 8 by US authorities in Miami, Florida.

According to the General Prosecutor of the Republic (FGR), the standard bearer Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) He faces at least 11 arrest warrants for his alleged responsibility for crimes of embezzlement, diversion of resources and corruption.

At the end of his government, Duarte Jáquez left a public debt of 48,000 million pesos, affectation to the local treasury for 6,000 million pesos and has an open case for diversion of state resources for electoral purposes to favor the party to which it was affiliated since 1977 for 250 million pesos during 2015.

César Duarte arrested in Florida, USA (Photo: Twitter @ _frankyJalisco_)

César Duarte arrested in Florida, USA (Photo: Twitter @ _frankyJalisco_)

It is not unnecessary to mention that the movements to the detriment of the entity’s equity occurred when Enrique Peña Nieto, championed by the same political party, was president of the republic; Manlio Fabio Beltrones, national leader of the PRI; and Luis Videgaray, head of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP). For this reason, Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity (MCCI) took up the case of the “Operation Sapphire” (with “s”), where six states and a delegation from the then Federal District governed by the Institutional Revolutionary diverted 650 million pesos to shell companies linked to that same political party.

According to a MCCI post dated November 21, 2018, through 12 shell companies, the governments of the states of Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora, Morelos, Colima, State of Mexico and the Milpa Alta delegation they diverted the mentioned amount for electoral purposes.

About, Ricardo Yanez, former head of the Ministry of Education of Chihuahua, declared before the Public Ministry that during a meeting at the PRI national headquarters, leaders of that party explained that you didn’t have to worry about the shell companies because “they were armored by the SAT (appendix of the SHCP) and that in addition Chihuahua was not the only state in which the diversion of funds had been handled, which had also happened in other entities with a similar mechanics ”. It should be noted that Yáñez Herrera has already been sentenced to four years in prison for the crime of diversion of resources.

Luis Videgaray, former federal secretary during the Peña Nieto government (Photo: File)

Luis Videgaray, former federal secretary during the Peña Nieto government (Photo: File)

The journalistic work is abundant and presents different testimonies of some assumptions involved, which were confirmed by a network of apocryphal companies and several “lend names”As part of the fraud strategy.

According to the corresponding investigations, the total amount of deviations was 649,327,686 pesos, where each state “contributed” to the party as follows:

Chihuahua: 246,000,000

Durango: 230,400,000

Sonora: 140,591,669

Morelos: 16,404,800

Colima: 15,142,316

Edomex: 488,900

Milpa Alta: 300,000

Manlio Fabio Beltrones, former national leader of the PRI (PHOTO: TERCERO DÍAZ / CUARTOSCURO)

Manlio Fabio Beltrones, former national leader of the PRI (PHOTO: TERCERO DÍAZ / CUARTOSCURO)

Regarding the arrest of the lawyer of the University of the Valley of Mexico (UVM), the General Prosecutor of the Republic (FGR) reported that “within the next 72 hours of arrest, according to preliminary and still unofficial information, the defendant (Duarte) would be presented to the Federal Court of the Southern District of Florida, where his rights and the crimes for which he is required by the Government of Mexico will be explained to him ”, this in reference to the extradition process of the accused. This order was issued by a Federal Magistrate of New Mexico, USA.

Too, Santiago Nieto, holder of the Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) expressed his congratulations, on the same social network, to the owner of the Secretary of Foreign Relations (WED) to proceed with the extradition of one of the most wanted criminal suspects in Mexico.

“I congratulate the Chancellor Marcelo Ebrard and to the SRE for the extradition of César Duarte. No one is above the law ”he assured.


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