Thursday, December 11, 2014

Javier Villarreal Ex Treasurer of Coahuila disappears from prison in San Antonio

Borderland Beat by DD

" Javier Villarreal Ex Treasurer of Coahuila disappears from prison in San Antonio"

That was the headline in Vanguardia, a regional newspaper in Saltillo, Coahuila.  “there is no record of him in the Texas prison, the case is reserved and witnesses saw him free". 

Wile he was still Treasurer of Coahuila
That got my attention.   He is still a pretty slippery character.
  
Villarreal, a former computer equipment salesman who went into government service in 2008, was arrested in Mexico in October 2011 and was freed after posting bail of 10 million pesos,    Villarreal and at least six other men face charges linked to the more than $3 billion in debt racked up by the Coahuila government during the administration of former Gov. Humberto Moreira.


Villarreal is accused of falsifying documents involving $325 million in bank loans to the state shortly before Moreira resigned to become national president of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI.

State police arrested Villarreal and another former Coahuila official Oct. 28, 2011, charging them in connection with suspicious loans. Villarreal was released on bail within hours after being detained.

But Villarreal evidently had no intention of hanging around to see what would happen to him in Mexico.  He knew there would have to be a lot of explaining to do about Coahuila’s debt mushrooming from $27 Million dollars to $3 Billion dollars during the administration of Governor Humberto Moreira during which time he was State Treasurer.  That is a increase in the states debt by 9,800 percent.    A third of Coahuila’s debt is in the form of short-term obligations.

Rating agency Standard & Poor’s downgraded Coahuila’s debt five levels, noting that the state’s obligations were equal to 260 percent of total 2011 revenues.

Before he left office he did accomplish having the financial records for the state for the year 2010 sealed until the year 2019.

He did the only sensible thing.  He jumped bail in Mexico.


Even though he was under indictment in Mexico related to fraud charges and was only free on bail, Villarreal obtained a visa from the US and fled across the border.    He obtained the visa through a program that allows foreigners who invest between $500,000 and $1 million to enter the U.S. 

He had invested a hell of  lot more than that, though it was ill gotten gains he stole from the state of Coahuila.  But evidently no one from the State Department asked about the source of his funds to make the investments. 

Ironically he was arrested near Tyler, Texas (East Texas) in Feb. 2012 after being stopped on a traffic violation and the state trooper found $67,000 cash and a shotgun in his Mercedes SUV.   
After being taken to Homeland Security facility, he was released.   He has friends in high places.   Days after that episode had made the headlines officials in Mexico must have figured out Villarreal was on the run and they issued an Interpol warrant for his arrest.   

In the Spring of 2012 the US federal government initiated forfeiture procedures to confiscate millions of dollars of cash and property Villareal owned in San Antonio and south Texas.  The state of Texas joined in the quest seeking forfeitures. 

He now had the Interpol warrant facing him, several federal and civil suits in the forfeiture cases and federal criminal charges based on the money laundering allegation followed shortly thereafter.  He was on the lam and a fugitive again.

Surprising everyone, he voluntarily surrendered himself to federal officials in El  Paso Texas in Feb. of this year.  Prosecutors allege he laundered in Texas millions of dollars, the proceeds of drug trafficking, bribery, embezzlement and fraud. Villarreal faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted, but court documents in the case did not detail the allegations against him.

He waived a detention hearing was ordered held without bail.  That point will be interesting as will be shown below.
After his arrest
 That is where things stood until I saw the story in Vanguardia on Sat. Dec. 6 that Villarreal is no longer imprisoned in jails in the counties of Guadalupe and Bexar, in San Antonio, Texas, according to a search in the records of both prisons.

Vanguardia also reported that the judge in the case had sealed the records in the case and placed a “gag order” on all the participant in the proceeding.

The periodical reported;
"'There is no record of him in jail', responded via phone an official of the jail of Bexar County. . There is no trace of Villarreal Hernández in the prison of Guadalupe County, not by the number of detention, nor by his name and date of birth.

"To try to locate his whereabouts , Vanguard contacted Darly Fields, spokesman for the office of the Attorney-General in West Texas.-‘No records were found of Javier Villarreal in jail’,  was he given his freedom?-, ‘are you challenged — I cannot comment, or anything – neither can i deny,’ we were told.-

"We (Vanuardia) told the voice on the other end of line ‘witnesses of our paper saw him shopping in San Antonio.’  I have nothing to comment’ - reiterated the spokesman and terminated the call.”

The story continued;

"Prior to this research, we contacted the staff of Aeronautics of Saltillo, who often provided services to Villarreal when he was Treasurer of Coahuila, and they told Vanguard they had  greeted when he was shopping during the 'good weekend' (Thanksgiving) at a Best Buy in San Antonio, Texas.

Until this moment, information of the alleged departure of Javier Villarreal from prison has not been confirmed by the Prosecutor in charge of the case, or by the defense lawyer, Michael Wynne, and that they are legally barred from making public statements in the case.

The last thing was revealed about the ex was last October, when Héctor Javier Villarreal Hernández pleaded guilty to the offences of money-laundering and fraud against the United States Government, agreeing to deliver to the County of Bexar 6.5 million dollars in accounts, as well as various real estate.  However, but the judge has not pronounced  sentence, and now it will be impossible to know their legal status, because, as noted earlier, the case was classified as reserved.”  (end of Vanguardia article)

Curious as I am, I did a little more research and found this in the San Antonio Express;

Mexican official accused of laundering money in Texas to give up $2M more
Ex-Coahuila official quietly released on bail

The former treasurer of the Mexican state of Coahuila, recently released on bail while his criminal case continues under seal, has agreed to give up $2.3 million to the U.S. government.

In documents filed Friday at the federal court in Corpus Christi, Hector Javier Villarreal agreed to turn over $2.3 million in a Bermuda bank account that prosecutors said contained money stolen from the border state’s coffers.

Villarreal was quietly released from the Guadalupe County Jail in October, about a month after he pleaded guilty in a San Antonio federal court to one count each of money laundering conspiracy and conspiring to transport stolen money in foreign commerce. Since then, the criminal case against Villarreal has proceeded in secret, without any of the court filings made public. It is unclear when he will be sentenced. (end of SA Express story).

At least it sounds like he still has money for Christmas shopping on “Black Friday” at Best Buy.  And we don’t have to worry about Humberto Moreira (you might have heard him referred to as “Governor Z”).  He has not been charged with any crime, nor is he under any known investigation although there is a lot of evidence that he was responsible for much of the looting of Coahuila’s treasury.  He has threatened a defamation suit against Forbes magazine for placing him on the “Most Corrupt” list.   

 He still owns his homes and commercial properties in San Antonio and ranches in South Texas.
It is reported that he has returned from his luxury sabbatical in Spain and is currently relaxing in Cuernavaca.  Probably he is getting ready for a big Christmas.  He always liked to do things in a big way

38 comments:

  1. DD good post but I wish I haven't read it because it makes me really mad if I see diz bitch here in da 210 one hit and he be out

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  2. R u going to post the supposed war between el lic and mayo recently with the guys killed in pueblos unidos

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  3. Really messed up. Those mexicans trying to get money should go after all those rats that stole the 3billions including the pig of Humberto Moreira is the pueblos money they stole.

    Why do mexican presidents don't put atention to this type of situations?.. Calderon didn't got informed of the looting that was going on on that crooked state? He didn't even send them to jail where they belong. As always leave the work to the US, the prove of the crimes are in mx iff they still exist. How the hell are they suppost to convict those fat rats.? only way would be if they commited some type of crime in the United States.. Like that btch of Javier Villareal.

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    1. the state of coahuila's legislators moved quickly to re-negotiate the debt, thereby accepting the three billion dollar debt, even itf there was nothing to show for it, the debtors, quickily accepted, because it will be easier to collect from the state of coahuila than from bertie boy moreira... once done, bertie boy's brother ruben, the new governor of the state of coahuila, got mad at bertie boy to mislead the public... --they killed z40's niece , lazca killed bertie boy to have an excuse to: kill lazca to get him out of the way for miguel angel osorio chong his boss, to become member of pena nieto's cabinet and possibly the next mexican chinese emperor, it is all about getting with the program... --the little country of iceland, on a case like this, refused to acknowledge the debt, refused to pay it, and put the crooks in prison, the debtors should have cared more about who they are dealing with and about their money...

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    2. the US protects all the mexican rats and criminals, because they are just stealing their commission for saving mexico into their greedy hands, which proves that the US is in cahoots with the mexican government sicariato, on all fronts and through all kinds of crime, kidnapper murderer extortionist genaro garcia luna is prime example of it, mass murderer criminal ernesto zedillo is another, and felipe calderon...

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  4. DD; Who gets all that forfeited money;US government ,Mexican or is it shared or held pending his conviction on charges in Mexico and if convicted there of looting the treasury returned to them?

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    1. I was wondering that myself.

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    2. It all depends on the proves they can find. If the US government find enough prove that the funds belong to the mexican government then they must return it to them or to the lending agencies. Remember those funds were loaned they can risk loosing them again.

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  5. Somebody's talking wonder Who?

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  6. Corruption on both $ide$ of the border. If the US judge is corrupt or anyone else for that matter the feds here will hang them out to dry.

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    1. The FEDS Must have an eye on that fucking JUDGE and all those that are in the case, that mother fucker with all that money he stole could bribe the ENTIRE COURT! He probably has the millions by the 100's in hidden bank accounts all over the world...

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  7. the us is a corrupt narco-state and protects corrupt murderous mexican narco-politicians now bertie boy moreira will be free to work with pena nieto's cabinet, and run for president of mexico. we are fucked up.

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  8. gobernantes.com/scientists from the UNAM: "they were not cremated on the garbage dump", the government is in trouble. jorge montemayor, physics investigator of the UNAM physics institute said: to burn 43 cadavers33 tons of wood are needed,in tree trunks 4 inches thick, or 2 trailers full of lumber. or 53 Kg of gas for each body. if tires had been used to burn the bodies, to end up with the remains found, 995 passenger car tires were needed, to be consistent with the PGR statements. the hypothesis of their being burnt on the garbage dump,can not be sustained on chemical or physical basis,to be more precise, he said if 995 tires had been used, there would be 2.5 tons of stainless steel wire; it would have required a 1425 to1500 degrees C,which would have made a big smoke column,visible for many kilometers. Bone pieces remaining and ashes of wood would be 333 kilograms, of which116Kg would be human residues, to be packed in 12 plastic bags weighing 25 kg each... looks like it is getting better all the time... --municipal police of iguala were found to be using german weapons whose export is forbidden, and which had been used in previous attacks against the students by the guerrero state police, among them: heckler and koch/german, export forbidden; italian berettas; and american AR15 colt assault rifles...

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  9. Same thing happens in the u.s just more secretive

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  10. Pinche govierno de mierda

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  11. i guess Moreira is over his son getting whacked by Lazcano and Z-40. He was all over his son's widow at the funeral......hmmmmmm......he is a scumbag after all. i wouldnt put it past him to off his own son to get at his son's wife. Thats greed for you.

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  12. Caught stealing millions, use the stolen money to pay 'fines', walk away and retain American real estate ( not that devalued by corruption, Mexican bunk real estate) that was purchased with stolen money. All under the cover of official secrecy. Who said that cri.e doesn't pay? If Forbes magazine printed the names of all of the corrupt players in this scandal, it would look like a N.Y. phone book!

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    1. Not all the time. And when it does pay.. it could pay you so well that even the DEATH is giving at you.. Now?? what you gonna do?... lol

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  13. Villarreal is in Witsec, a program run by the DOJ to protect snitches and federal witnesses. He would be moved to a location probably of his choosing and given a legend and new identification.

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    1. Makes sense I don't think North Americans aren't that stupid to let him go free just like that. Not after all the crimes he perpetuated with that mxican governor.

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  14. este putito me huele a rata.....hay que darle en su madre por traidor al pais.

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    1. Jaja.. .... Este wey... ...... a ese perro humberto moreira tambien caiganle y aganlo ke regrese todo el billete ke se robo, y ke les diga kienes mas robaron. Y luego kuelgenlo por traidor al pueblo y al estado. y por rrerrata tambien.

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  15. o no se puede comentar en este post

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  16. It's called witness protection.

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    1. The 'Witless' protection program is not a super sophisticated web of government safe houses and bodyguards like portrayed in the movies. Some protected persons are just afforded I.D. credentials in a new name. Often the are still jailed under the nee name and in a remote.facility. Best Buy is not one of the safe locations used by the government.

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  17. Hell, sounds like hundreds of our politicians, except that our politicians do it "legally".

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  18. This story can be a good material for a Hollywood film ! :-)

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  19. Hes probably living in Idaho or Montana where they stash the rest of the witsec folks.

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  20. Definitely not in Witness Protection. He would not be out in the open prancing around and he sure as hell would not be in Texas. Witness Protection is out of the equation. Something else is going on or went on, only time will tell.

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    1. He could easily be in Wit Sec and STILL returned to San Antonio. Maybe not SMART on HIS part but definitely possible. The US Marshalls ain't with the snitches 24/7 after they are relocated...

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    2. have they not killed a few witness protection program indebidos in texas?

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  21. What's his middle name? Texas Dept of Corrections has a Javier S Villarreal in there system saying he is currently incarcerated. Either part of the story is missing or this is a different person.

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  22. Why is wvery one saying witness protection program when he is the guilty one? Did he snitch on himself and now fearing for his life? HE stole public funds. He is a proven flight risk but out on bail because he currently has control of and knowledge of the location of million$$$. Judge gag order hides court complicity in a crime against the people of mexico. US wants first shot at assets and real estate. What else could it be?

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  23. The people of Mexico need to wake up and demand a government clean of corruption or else..... These criminal politicians are the ones that allowed Mexico go to shit in the last ten years! So busy stealing and working arrangements with the cartels that they forgot who they were supposed to work for!

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  24. Friends in high places? Not God that's for sure! One day we will have to answer for all our deeds! Let's see how much those evil friends in high places do for those that will have to answer to God after our short time on this earth! You must be silly to think that our measly 50, 90 years on earth is all our soul lives! Just like Jesus said the humble will inherit the kingdom of God!

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