By Lucio R. Borderland Beat
graduate from the Fausto Vallejo University
of corruption, the PRI Governor of Michoacán made good on his threat to
assure indigenous autodefensa leader, Semei Verdía, remains incarcerated.
He presumed Verdía would be locked up for the foreseeable future, but was dealt a blow when the federal government determined the case against Verdía lacked evidence. That is zero evidence, as none was presented.
Verdía was ordered released by the court.
Jara was incensed and said there would be new charges filed, this time from his
He followed through on his threat.
Verdía was re-arrested at 11:30 pm, as he was leaving the prison in Tepi, Nayarit, where he was held since the July 19th arrest.
On the Michoacán state PGJE twitter page the following was tweeted (paraphrased):
“PGJE makes it known we have completed two arrest warrants against Cemei (Semei) Verdía Zepeda, for the criminal acts of aggravated robbery and homicide.”
According to the state agency, the warrants were issued by two separate criminal courts in the state.
After the new arrest in Tepic, Verdía was immediately transferred back to Michoacán, to the Mil Cumbres State prison in the state capital of Morelia.
Without providing details, PGJE stated that the crime of robbery originated from the city of Aquila.
Noteworthy, these charges were never spoken of, nor Verdía ever questioned about them. These magically appeared, timely for Jara and goons to assure the humble indigenous leader remained in prison.
The “murder” stemmed from a conflict between organized crime members and the coastal autodefensas. In the attack 4 members of Caballeros Templarios were killed and 2 autodefensas.
Ostula communal authorities reported that a group of Templarios had invaded and set up a command in an indigenous village between La Marieta and Ixtapilla. The area is, in part, inaccessible to vehicles.
Community Police and Costa Sierra autodefensas were deployed to arrest the suspects.
The Templarios attacked a group of community police, killing Reginaldo Rodríguez Flores, the community police commander of Ostula.
Verdía notified both the state and federal officials, and requested support from each.
Despite the requests, assistance never arrived and the community groups had to confront the Templarios alone.
After dark it was discovered the Templarios had barricaded themselves in a cave, and from there continued to fire at the community police members, who had surrounded them.
The clash lasted through the night.
In the balance, 4 Templarios killed and 2 community members.
The community said the attack was initiated by area CT leaders, Mario Alvarez and Federico "Lico" Gonzalez, who in February 2014 fled the region after the reorganization of community policing in Ostula supported by the autodefensas of Aquila, Coalcomán Coahuayana and Chiniculia.
The group of CT returned in an attempt to once again gain control of the area.
Worthy to point out is the fact that nowhere in the murder arrest warrant, did the Jara administration allude to the fact that; the 4 alleged murdered men were Templarios, that they attacked first, that the state and feds were notified, asked for assistance, or that the community police commander was killed by the Templarios.
Jara-Vallejo-Castillo mission: Shut down all genuine autodefensas by cutting off the head
Verdía, was appointed commander of Rurales on the coast, but all of that is inconsequential to Jara who is obsessed with keeping the last of the genuine AD leaders under wraps.
Upon hearing the ruling of the courts with respect to Verdía’s release, Jara announced that due to arrest Verdía could no longer be a part of Rurales. Irrespective of the fact he was found completely innocent of charges brought forth in the arrest.
Hours later the new charges were cooking, Jara could not contain himself and actually announced new charges were being commenced against Verdía.
Jara’s mission now a fait accompli, he has the last of the AD power leaders in prison, and in control.