Wednesday, May 23, 2012

PRI Scolds Mexican Ex-Gov as US Prepares to Confiscate Property Paid by Cartel Funds

Borderland Beat: Read additional information in Buggs' February 2012 post;
Yarrington
MEXICO CITY By Mica Rosenberg
Mexico's opposition party, leading by double digits in presidential polls, on Wednesday said one of its former governors must face up to charges in the United States of accepting millions of dollars from drug cartels.
In an effort to contain what is likely to become a hot campaign issue, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) said they are deciding if Tomas Yarrington, former governor of the state of Tamaulipas, should be thrown out of the party.
On Tuesday, U.S. prosecutors moved to seize millions of dollars' worth of real estate in Texas that Yarrington allegedly brought with drug money.
"Yarrington has to face justice in the country where he is being accused," the PRI said in a statement. "The PRI does not cover up impunity under any circumstances."
The PRI's candidate for president, Enrique Pena Nieto, has a commanding lead ahead of the July 1 vote but is fighting off attacks from rivals who say a win for the party that ruled for seven decades would be a return to Mexico's corrupt past.
Yarrington served as governor of Tamaulipas on the U.S.-Mexico border from 1999 to 2005. The accusations against him were brought in two civil suits but he has not been charged criminally.
                                  The Photo Enrique Pena probably wishes didn't exist       
PRI Buds: The disgraced former Governor with Mexico's likely next president
"(Yarrington) acquired millions of dollars in payments while holding elected office from large-scale drug organizations," one complaint filed in a U.S. district court in southern Texas said.
"He used his illicit income from his political years to become a major real estate investor through various money laundering mechanisms," the court documents said.
NO ARREST OR DETENTION
Yarrington was also the mayor of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, from 1992 to 1995, and sought nomination for the Mexican presidency in 2005.
One of the seized properties was a condo in the resort community of South Padre Island, at the southern tip of Texas, and the other was a larger site in San Antonio, prosecutors said.
Yarrington's lawyer has denied the properties belong to him, and called the charges "false allegations and false rumors."
Yarrington has not been arrested or detained, said Angela Dodge, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office. Mexican media reported that he was in Houston.
Tamaulipas, across the Rio Grande from Texas, is one of the country's most violent drug trafficking corridors.
Conservative President Felipe Calderon sent thousands of federal police and soldiers to take on the cartels after taking office in late-2006. However, drug murders have soared since then, reaching around 55,000 during the administration.
Calderon is prohibited by the constitution from running for re-election but his National Action Party (PAN) candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota is trailing by up to 20 points in the polls.
The PRI has gained much support by promising to restore security to the streets. Vazquez Mota has hit back, accusing the PRI of being complicit with drug gangs and said they may try to cut deals with cartels to lower murder rates.
"Yarrington is the face of the corrupt PRI that hasn't gone away," Vazquez Mota told local radio. "This is what we can't allow to happen again in our country."
The PAN, which broke the PRI's 71-year hold on power in 2000, is trying to shine a spotlight on a string of recent graft investigations against PRI officials.
The former treasurer of the state of Coahuila - who once worked for former PRI chairman Humberto Moreira - is also a target of a U.S. money laundering probe. (Reuters)
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Distancing himself from Yarrington:
The PRI's candidate for president, Enrique Pena Nieto, has a 20 pt  lead in the polls for  the July 1 vote but is fighting off attacks from rivals who say a win for the party that ruled for seven decades would be a return to Mexico's corrupt past.

"The party is not responsible for this," Pena Nieto said on Wednesday when asked about the Yarrington case. "The law should be upheld."
According to the DEA complaint in Texas: Pena-Arguelles' older brother Alfonso was found slain by a monument in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, last year. Next to his body was a banner accusing Antonio Pena-Arguelles of stealing $5 million from the Zetas. DEA informants said the money had been intended to buy the Zetas influence in the Tamaulipas government through Yarrington's connections.
In the complaint : On the morning of his brother's death, Antonio Pena-Arguelles received a cellphone text message from Trevino, the Zetas' No. 2, accusing him, Yarrington and the head of the Gulf cartel, Jorge Eduardo Costilla Sanchez, of orchestrating Torre's slaying.
Moreira Brothers video of the Moreira brothers corruption in Coahuila:
video
 Press release:  Link Here  Mexican Businessman Indicted for Alleged Money Laundering and Bank Fraud
All photos, links and  bottom information added by Chivis

35 comments:

  1. Another scummy politician, I don't care what country your from, politician=corruption!

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  2. All the border states on the Mexican side. I think they're run by PRI governors. And this shit is just not on one side of the border, how the hell do they get TONS AND TONS XTONS?? They SELL IT they don't give it away. €$$$$$$$$. Check ot the Moreira story, another bad boy. Fidel Herrera exgovernor z from Veracruz also PRI. Malova from sinaloa PAN.

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  3. Disgraced former PRI governor? HOW DO YOU DISGRACE a former or current Mexican PRI GOVERNOR from Narco States,or whatever? Is it news that the politicians from drug dealing States in Mexico take Money from Narcos, along with law enforcement,church,tens of thousands of ordinary people. What about the governors and former ones of Coahuila, Chuahuahua,Sanora etc. they are all dirty and own real estate in the USA, along with hundreds of Narcos. It is highly unusual that US law does ANYTHING, good to see they put down the coffee and doughnuts, at least once.

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  4. You gotta love it, the PAN and PRI arguing over which is the most corrupt, its like the Democrats and Republicans arguing over how to buy their votes with MY tax money, They are all lacking,self interested opportunists!

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  5. In the photo of Yarrington and Nieto Pena, do you think Nieto was just wanting to hold hands or was he reaching for some of the cash Yarrington seems to have receiving. jaja

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  6. Every single Mexican politician is dirty, they need to investigate ALL of them and confiscate ALL of the ill gotten gains on BOTH sides of the border but Mexico will never do that because they are ALL criminals!

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  7. Some one help me please. Is this article saying this Yarrignton guy is a long time and well known corrupt official but only now is the PRI talking about him? If this is true then why is he even part of the PRI in the first place? I'm confused.

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  8. I reread the article, but no where does it mention Torre. Who is he?

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  9. U.S. federal prosecutors filed two civil forfeiture cases against him, seeking to seize more than $7 million U.S. dollars in properties. - Wiki.

    Yarrington proclaims innocence though. I guess a few years of public office pays very well in Mexico.

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  10. And it goes on and on and on and,you get it.
    And Pena Nieto/PRI,are gonna win.It looks plain to see Calderon/PAN didn't make no deals?At least Calderon tried,at least he did that.

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  11. "You can steal,you can bribe,you can make deals,you can steal property and land,you can take girls and women,you can order murder.My hermano,you can do anything.But if you get caught we throw you out the party,and your on your own.
    Deal or no deal?Yeya mayne,you got a deal all day"
    Who else can the Mexican people vote for ?
    There are so many great choices,,,,not.

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  12. Torre was the guy running for Governor last year. He was killed a few days before the election and his brother was a write in and won. They are both from the PRI party.

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  13. I did not read the entire article but that is the first word I noticed.

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  14. Let them play make believe a little while longer..and soon NATO will be running the show.

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  15. If we elect Obrador,Mexico needs to prepare to become like Venezuela or Cuba..

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  16. DD...

    thanks buddy for the tip in finding the foto on twitter.. Paz, Chivis

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  17. My opinion..PRI taking office is like waving the white flag. I don't care what other people think, I believe that Calderon is the ONLY president that was willing to take on the cartels and clean up Mexico. It will be a mistake for PRI to come in..all those deaths in vain.

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  18. Look man the P.R.I.party has ALWAYZ been corrupt... Decades... But to say any other party is not is a DAM lie.. CxDxG paid this man just like any other at the table of power! This aint news its history... Now who ever comes to power in a month from now will come to an agrrement to kill ZETAS... watch wat im sayin.. They gonna hit em hard just as FOX hit the C.A.F. !

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  19. Does the guy in the picture fael asleep or drink to much after putting up the advertisement? what does he sell. Is that tis man Yarrington. I thought he alive! Can explain to me when you know it the truth. What is sign selling PRI,for the campagne, obvio. Mor fotos

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  20. @ May 24, 2012 9:18 AM hes not saying he owns the properties but its legal money he bought them with. hes saying they are not his properties. They are not held in his name.

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  21. @12:20 PM It doesn't matter. They can take them. Whoever comes forward and says they own the property must prove that they own them and that the property was bought with legitimate funds.

    Ha, ha, ha now his lawyer is trumpeting that there is noooo problem.

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  22. yea, this guy has a 6 million dollar house in "the Dominion", a gated community in San Antonio in his wife's name.
    The whole area is full of cartels. This guy is the tip of the ice burg.

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  23. Chivis! !!! What happened in piedras negras coahuila today at around 9ish about some house they busted with military uniform

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  24. Yarrington is / was a good friend of George Bush:
    http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/notas/849138.html
    Perhaps you all at this fine page can do a story of the Mexican states with PRI governments and governors. You will find that they for the most part control or controlled the major seaports(manzanillo, Lazero Cardenas, Veracruz), major north-south highways, southern border states and the northern states with higher incidences of violence. Hmm?

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    1. Also Texas governor Rick Perry is/was a good friend of Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba. There is Yarrington Blvd just south of Austin, Tx I-35 @ mile marker 233 named after Yarrington visited George Bush at the state capitol.

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  25. WTF? did they really catch Sambada?

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  26. CHIVIS please make a post about Pena nieto and the buying of the media televisa and media the biggest corrupt scheme and paid off polls to show he is winning. People are marching because of this in Mexico. This is huge news why are the govts not talking about this corruption of Pena nieto who has mansions, wastes mkllions of dollars in publicity, the venenzuelan media even put it on their news about how cartels work with the politiotiaans esecially Pena nieto and prI, Andres Manuel is actually winning in polls and all over the internet.

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    1. HE WILL WIN......MEXICO HAS BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MAN(ANTICHRIST IN DISGUISE)....REMEMBER THIS POST WHEN IT ALL UNRAVELS!!...I'M DEAD SERIOUS.

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  27. What? with all US intelligence services at George W Bush's disposal, nobody knew about Yarrington's track records to make him his buddy?

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  28. Chivis please post about the Bullying tactics of Obrador and his followers towards the other candidates!
    Like typical Leftist's they try and Steal this election like last and intimidate the candidates.
    I was at a Pena Nieto event and these Obrador Goons attempt to surround us and threaten our safety..
    They are like little children who cry when they do not get the toy they want.
    Pena Nieto is not my favorite person,I was only there to listen to what the man had to say,not be abused by an angry mob of ignorant Socialists..
    Grow up Mexico,we are a laughing sock to the world with this type of behavior...

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    1. Dont be a mamon joto mentiroso. Socialist? Get the chingada out of aqui. Religion es to embbeded in our cultura to allow that. Those are students maybe the Mexican uprising that we need. We have awaken! That's one of their chants. TELEVISA AND TV AZTECA ARE IN BED WITH PENA NIETO THATS WHY THEY GOT THEIR BOGUS POLLS AND NOT TELLING HID WHOLE STORY AND YHE POLITICAL CARTEL BEHIND HIM. THESE ARE RATAS WEARING ARMANI SUITS. STUDENT ARE PROTESTING PENE NIETO THEY DONT WANT HIM. HE IS GOING TO START CANCELLING APPEARANCESS AT SCHOOLS. THEY ARE HAVING AN ANTIPENA MARCH AT THE END OF THIS MONTH. VAMOS CABRONES! ! Y QUE VIVA MEXICO!

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    2. E.P.N.-ANTICHRIST!!!!!!!!!...REMEMBER ME....RICH,GOOD LOOKING,CHARASMATIC,INFLUENTIAL,&IF WE COTE HIM IN,LEADER OF A ENTIRE COUNTRY

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  29. "THEY ARE HAVING AN ANTIPENA MARCH AT THE END OF THIS MONTH. VAMOS CABRONES! ! Y QUE VIVA MEXICO"!
    Tell em hermano,run that shit..Pena?No thanks.

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  30. @1:41....

    Sorry I just saw your comment. Lead me to some info and I will take it from there....Chivis

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