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PRI Gives Yarrington The Boot....

Sunday, May 27, 2012 |

This is actually so funny to me, getting kicked out of PRI for corruption.....
Chivis Martinez-Borderland Beat



AP MEXICO CITY — Mexico's former ruling party on Saturday suspended the membership of a former governor accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes from a drug cartel.
The Institutional Revolutionary Party said in a statement that the ex-governor of the border state of Tamaulipas, Tomas Yarrington, has been suspended from the party until the accusations are cleared up.
Party leader Joaquin Coldwell asked that Yarrington's party rights be suspended and a commission agreed to the request during a special weekend session.
Coldwell urged Yarrington to cooperate with authorities so that the probe doesn't affect upcoming elections.
The party, known as the PRI, held Mexico's presidency without interruption from 1929 to 2000, and continues to govern most Mexican states.
The PRI's presidential candidate, Enrique Pena Nieto, is leading his two main opponents by double digits in opinion polls ahead of Mexico's July 1 election. His rivals, particularly the candidate of the current ruling party, have tried to dent his lead by accusing the party of maintaining decades-long corrupt ties to organized crime and have cited cases in Tamaulipas as prime examples.
Yarrington was governor of Tamaulipas, the home base of the Gulf drug cartel, from 1999 to 2004.
Yarrington has not been charged with any crime, but U.S. federal prosecutors filed two civil forfeiture cases Tuesday seeking to seize more than $7 million in properties Yarrington or his associates allegedly bought in Texas. U.S. authorities are trying to confiscate a condominium in South Padre Island and a 46-acre property in San Antonio.
The Corpus Christi case alleges Yarrington used various front men and businesses "to become a major real estate investor through various money laundering mechanisms."
Yarrington's lawyer, Joel Androphy, said Yarrington does not own the properties in question and is innocent of the allegations. Androphy suggested that other targets of federal investigations have implicated the ex-governor to improve their own situations.
Mexican federal prosecutors have searched Yarrington's home in Matamoros, a city across the border from Brownsville, Texas and a stronghold of the Gulf cartel. Yarrington was mayor of Matamoros from 1992 to 1995, said an official at the Attorney General's office in Tamaulipas on condition of anonymity because he is not allowed to discuss the case.
Prosecutors also searched the homes in Matamoros and the capital city of Ciudad Victoria of three businessmen who U.S. authorities say acted as front men for Yarrington. One of the men, Napoleon Rodriguez de la Garza was brought to Mexico City for questioning, he said.

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By Associated Press writer Efrain Klerigan  from Ciudad Victoria Tamaulipas

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25 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

PRI = corruption.

Anonymous said...

PRI Damage Control, there is more but I am not allowed to say it, I love Mexico.

Anonymous said...

Sadly the corruption is everywhere. If the US government really wanted to do somthing about this they would have burned the fields and bombed the factories. Going after the kingpins is bs.
And yes the corruption extends into the US: in many states they charge unbelievable fines for a joint, then you have to pay your payroll officer monthly, then you have to pay when they do random drug testing. And when the state needs money? Everybody gets pulled in for testing.
Yes, this is big business on all levels; why should the govt care? They're too busy finding ways to invalidate the constitution.

Anonymous said...

Jajajajaja its easier to kick him out, than giving an explanation. How about Moreira? Isn't him hiding in Europe? Fidel Herrera, Mario Marin? Ulises Ruiz? There still a lot of. CACA in this political cartel oops y meant "party " This are Pena Nieto 's. Maestro's along with the Diablo himself Carlos Salinas de Gortari.

Anonymous said...

That's like Getting kicked out of the AMA for being a physician.

Anonymous said...

Nieto and his buddies have been caught!

Anonymous said...

How long do you think the PRI is going to "suspend" his membership for? A month? Two? They must have learned this from the US Democrats in the last few years. Tell everyone what they want to hear, and then after the hooplah dies down, they get a pass. If the PRI has lead Mexico since 1929, then is has got to have the longest run of failed leadership in the history of the world! And they are going to win? Mexico is not kind to itself, is it?

Anonymous said...

Well thanks Chivis- Guess it's time to cast aside the holiday beer, b-b-q, and weiners in the US cause there is more Yarrington to sink our teeth into! An even more memorable memorial, puzzling over this high profile corrupt official. Good research. I hope they pay you well.

Anonymous said...

Wow... If they held the entire party to the same standards there would not be a PRI! They are ALL criminals going back decades!-CHIVO

Anonymous said...

All the politicians in Mexico are corrupt, all the way down to dog catcher and code inspector. It is a common fact of life that they take bribes to support their pay. Mexico needs to pay real wages to all public servants and then maybe something can begin to change.

Anonymous said...

WELL say it,idiot.You're anonymous anyways.

Anonymous said...

Carlos Salinas=devil himself......E.P.N.=antichrist.....2012.......the return.!!!!

Chivis said...

@8:32

I don't know if you speak Spanish...but I just translated the Moreira Corruption Video. I am going to give it a go and TRY to add subtitles. If I fail, it will be transcipted. That vid has the best info, incl documents of holdings in the US.....Hope to have it up this week....Paz, Chivis

Chivis said...

@ 8:45... jaja i was going to say; like being banned from BDN for using badwords....I actually know some one that is banned from BDN..

@11:20AM thanks buddy, but none of us are paid, and we know that going in, this is Buggs' project and a labor of love for all of us...

Anonymous said...

Am I the one who's banned??..U never put my posts up.

Chivis said...

@2:11PM well what the hell are you saying in those posts?? JUST KIDDING!!! Buggs and Ove take care of all the comments coming in on Main Board...and it is a huge task, many are not posted...

I am the administrator for forum, which is so easy in comparison, and your comment goes up immediately. Lots of smart, informed people over there. But if it is a comment that smacks of trollism I push the red button..such power! :)

Anonymous said...

he was kicked out of the pri not for corruption but for getting caught! jajaja

Anonymous said...

The PRI could make this into a very positive thing, right before the elections. IF they have the cojones.

They could hammer this guy. Come down on him from all possible directions. Demonstrate their intolerance instead of just talk about it.

Otherwise it's just another day in Mexico.

Anonymous said...

Getting kicked out of the pri for corruption is like being kicked out of the klu klux klan for having piss stains on your bedsheet

Anonymous said...

Mexico,,,you is righteously fucked.
And its no one else's fault but your own.
Deal with it.

Anonymous said...

Huhhhh,u don't make any sence,knucklehead.

Anonymous said...

I've seen photos of this guy with just about every Texas politician etc Bush, Perry on and on. Does it mean in some way they are facilitating "his projects of some sort?"Or does it basically mean nada.

Anonymous said...

Gracias Chivis si I did enjoy your article on Moreira, and yes I speak,write, and read in both lenguajes. Mexican politics are better than any Tarantino movie.

Anonymous said...

hang the guy make him suffer till his last breath for not looking out for his people and for being corrupt put an end to this madness

Anonymous said...

That's a nice a attitude to have. If Mexico is fucked, who do u think the fuckers are coming for next?

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