MEXICO Town A Mexican judge has issued an arrest warrant for a former condition governor from President Enrique Pena Nieto’s ruling bash on suspicion of embezzlement, the government of the northern border condition of Chihuahua claimed on Tuesday.
Cesar Duarte, who governed Chihuahua for Pena Nieto’s Institutional Groundbreaking Bash (PRI) amongst 2010 and 2016, is wanted for misappropriating public resources, claimed his successor as governor Javier Corral, a member of the opposition.
Corral, of the centre-appropriate National Action Bash, claimed in a message broadcast on the net he considered Duarte had fled to neighboring Texas and would search for his extradition to Mexico.
“He is a fugitive of justice,” Corral claimed, noting that a few former Duarte administration officers had already been arrested.
Duarte was not instantly reachable for remark.
The PRI claimed late last yr it was reviewing no matter if to get disciplinary action versus Duarte adhering to accusations by the opposition of fraud and corruption versus him.
Duarte denied any wrongdoing.
Javier Duarte, an unrelated PRI politician who was governor of the Gulf condition of Veracruz from 2010 and 2016, is also wanted for alleged corruption and is presently fugitive.
(Reporting by Lizbeth Diaz Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)