By DD and Chivis for Borderland Beat
|"EPN: Mission Accomplished?" Same phrase tweeted by EPN announcing Chapo's|
re-capture, and the phrase used by The Natl Police of Spain announcing the arrest of Moreira
What the U.S. wanted to do, and Mexico failed to do, the arrest of Humberto Moreira Valdez, was conducted today at the Madrid International Airport.
No details have been given by authorities, but it was the Anti-Corruption officers who made the arrest based on a Spanish warrant. Off the record sources say the arrest was for “organized crime” and “money laundering,”funds resultant from drug trafficking.
El Espanol reports, that the Economic Crime Unit and Attorney (UDEF) investigated the funds the former governor has in Spain.
The legal team of Moreira gave a statement to Formula Group, claiming that his arrest was due to "migration issues," but gave no further details of his capture.
He resigned from Governorship to run for PRI chief, and resigned from that post under suspicion of being culpable for missing state funds and falsifying state loan docs. a $2.6 billion state government debt accumulated when he was governor of Coahuila, financed at least in part by falsified documents.
The state now governed by Humberto’s brother Ruben. It is widely thought Humberto cut a deal with PRI to resign to protect the Pena candidacy, leave in exile and return to have his name cleared.
Before the scandal he was at the top of the list of probable candidates for the next Mexican presidential election.
Before the scandal he was at the top of the list of probable candidates for the next Mexican presidential election.
It was in the Barcelona township of Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain where he and his wife and children went into exile for 2 years. Presumably these charges are for activities during his stay there. He has long rumored to be in collusion with the Los Zetas Cartel, as is his father in law.
The former leader of the PRI has been accused of belonging to a group called "Connecting Coahuila" involved in money laundering and embezzlement. Among the members of this criminal group is Rolando Gonzalez Treviño who last May 28 of this year pleaded guilty to justice in the United States with conspiracy to transport stolen money from the state of Coahuila.
During the administration of Humberto Moreira, state officials processed bank loans by at least 3 000 100 million pesos, using apocryphal documentation, as evidenced by complaints from the Ministry of Finance with the Attorney General's Office (PGR).
Of the 14 involved in "Connecting Coahuila", six are or have been imprisoned; one is indicted and two have been killed. When Humberto Moreira took office as Governor of Coahuila, the state debt was 323 million pesos. At the end of his mandate was about 34 billion. According to data from the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO), between 2005 and 2009 the government of Coahuila raised its debt by 709 percent.
Forbes magazine named him as one of Mexico top 10 most corrupted. After the Forbes list was released, he threatened to sue the magazine, but of course that would have presented a multitude of problems for the disgraced governor, beginning with depositions and mandatory questioning in civil court.
After issuing his bombastic threats, he withdrew and has not been heard from since. It is rumored he lives in upscale Cuernavaca with his wife and 3 children, including a new son born since his return to Mexico.
Another son, Eduardo “Lalo” Moreira, was murdered by Los Zetas in Acuna,Coahuila, in October, 2012.
Members of the Acuna police department, including the Chief aided Zetas hitmen by calling Lalo for a meeting at a desolate part of the city where hitmen were waiting.
The relationship of the once close Moreira brothers has been fractured and more so after Lalo’s death, which Humberto blamed his brother for exposing his son to danger, by taking away his armored vehicle and leaving his personal security in the hands of the municipal police.
Municipal police along the border are corrupted and work in collusion with organized crime. In effect one brother gave the son of another into the hands of his assassins.
Video narrative translation to English:
English translation of Moreira Family Corruption video:
In the State of Coahuila, behind the face of what is supposed to be a social government that helps people
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is a well-armed criminal net of corruption, shadowy businesses and influence peddling; by Humberto and Ruben Moreira, their relatives and unconditional friends.
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Thanks to a very extensive investigational work, secretly obtained several months ago, it has been discovered the tentacles that form the corruption net, that is headed by Humberto and Ruben Moreira, through front men - Prestanombres (
0:30) that cover and hide sources of illicit enrichment
It is a casualty for the government of Coahuila resulting debt for around 20 thousand million pesos.
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Much of this money was derived from the honest effort of the people of Coahuila.
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The reality is that it has been blatantly destined to enlarge the personal fortune of the Moreira Family and their unconditional friends. These are some of the unconditional friends and partners of the brothers Humberto and Ruben Moreira:
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Javier Villarreal Hernandez: Former secretary of finances and actual head of the SATEC (Tributary Administrative System of the State of Coahuila) He is an employee of the Moreira’s.
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From his strategic position inside the government of Coahuila, he has become the head of the financial operations of the Moreira net.
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Javier Villarreal Hernandez has been very careful that his name doesn’t appear in these transactions.
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He does everything in the name of Francisco Javier Flores Valdes, supposedly the nephew of the Moreira brothers and husband of his subordinate Anabell Torres Leza
(Below the tweet from National Police of Spain announcing the arrest with a hashtag "Mission Accomplished", the same comment EPN issued when re-capturing Chapo)
Detenido en Barajas Humberto Moreira por Orden Fiscalía Anticorrupción. Esta tarde pasa a disposición de Audiencia Nacional. #misióncumplida— Policía Nacional (@policia) January 15, 2016
Lorenzo Schuessler Reyes, his wife’s brother in law; Aurora Villarreal Hernandez,
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his sister and his father, Hector Javier Villarreal Garcia
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Who have under their names, ownership of gas stations, car washes and expensive real estate.
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Vicente Chairez Yañez: Former Secretary of administration of the State and current Finance Secretary of the Directive Committee of CEN of PRI.
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He is the main operator and protector of Humberto and Ruben Moreira’s interests, as well as for their family.
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Vicente Chairez Yañez
is a dangerous man that enjoys of the trust, Humberto Moreira, has granted him. He is his lieutenant in dirty businesses and operations with abusing authority and police force use in Coahuila.
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Vicente Chairez Yañez is the direct link of all the corruption net
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With Ruben Flores, a questionable attorney of San Antonio, Texas, that according to the proof obtained, he is who is in charge to legitimize and sanitize the operations of the Moreira net in the foreign country. (US)
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He is also the personal front man of Humberto Moreira in construction enterprises
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and real estate in the city of San Antonio, Texas, such as
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Transnational Construction and Real Estate Co, LLC,
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Procon Marketing, LLC and
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VICAP Global Investments LLC, among others.
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Among the properties, and enterprises that appear under the name Vicente Chairez Yañez
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include a mansion in Bexar County in San Antonio, Texas with a contractual value of more than 700 thousand dollars,
equivalent to approximately 10 million pesos.
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attention is drawn to the fact that Vicente Chairez and Roberto Casimiro Gonzalez,
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owner of the powerful communication media group RCG of Coahuila and one of the principal
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partners and benefactor of the Moreira’s , creating operations out of the country
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as front men of Humberto Moreira , Vicente’s wife’s brother in law is Arnoldo Rivas Duron.
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On September 16th, 2009, Vicente Chairez suspiciously, through a questionable transaction became the owner of channel 22 of Piedras Negras,
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previously it was as part of the RCG group and owned by Roberto Gonzalez another front man for Moreira,
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furthermore as the enterprise Radio Communication of Saltillo S.A de C.V., that was obtained through Super Medios of Coahuila S.A de C.V. in October of 2009.
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Oscar Moreira Flores, uncle of Humberto and Ruben Moreira is the brother of their father:
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In 2009, the newspapers El Norte and El Siglo de Torreon
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exposed his dirty businesses with a value of over 50 million pesos.
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Francisco Xavier Flores Valdes: the nephew of the Moreira brothers and husband of Anabell Torres Leza,
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former secretary of Programming and Budget of the State of Coahuila.
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Francisco Xavier Flores Valdes amassed an unimaginable fortune for his 26 years of age,
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thanks to his unconditional relationship to the Moreira Family.
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Numerous signs and evidence place him as one of the principal front men inside the corruption net of the Moreira’s. He is owner, majority shareholder or stockholder of the enterprises and properties that the net possesses in Saltillo. It is estimated that altogether,
These businesses have a value that exceed
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1000 million pesos.
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His enterprises are favored directly through his wife, Anabell Torres Leza, former secretary of Planning and Budget of the Government of Coahuila or through third parties with acquisitions and millionaire contracts by the State of Coahuila in an illegal covert method.
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Some of these enterprises are JP Incorporated S.A de C.V.,
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Grupo Inmobiliario e Infraestructura Los Alpes S.A de C.V. (real estate corporation),
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Business Storage Corporation S.A de C.V.
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Servicio El Toreo S. A. de C.V.
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and a ranch named Los Mimbres, near Parras, Coahuila.
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One of the multiple procurements of Javier Villarreal Hernandez, and operated by Francisco Xavier Flores Valdes, was the acquisition by the State Government through the Secretariat of Finance,
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of the offices of the Governmental storage center in Arteaga Coahuila. This property was deviously purchased
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by the business Storage Corporation S.A de C.V., under the mane of Marco Antonio Martinez Saucedo and Francisco Xavier Flores Gonzalez, partner and father of Francisco Xavier Flores Valdez. The property was acquired with
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15 million 500 thousand pesos, to be sold just 23 days after the purchase in 68 million 400 thousand pesos, 4 times more than the original price.
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Lorenzo Schuessler Reyes: Javier Villarreal wife’s brother in law and front man. He is the head of the Tributary Administrative System of the State of Coahuila (SATEC)
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and the principal operator and front man of Javier Villarreal Hernandez in the purchase of properties and business openings in the state of Texas. The participation of Schuessler Reyes in the Moreira net
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consists in acquisitions of properties in different cities of the state of Texas under the name of Schuessler enterprises
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Some of the enterprises under Lorenzo Schuessler Reyes’ name, within a very long list, include
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MPV Family Partnership, LLC, Peninsula South Padre 1, LLC, Aero Premio, LLC, Alpes Group, LLC, Barcelona at Stone Oak, LLC, Villa Premio Gas, LLC and IXE Systems, LLC.
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Additionally, several properties are registered in the Public Records of Texas, under the names of Lorenzo Schuessler Reyes, and/or his wife Itzel Rotelo of Schuessler, sister in law of Javier Villarreal Hernandez.
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Ruben Flores Jr., lawyer of San Antonio, Texas: His law firm is in charge of giving legal representation for the multiple commercial, financial and property transactions that the Moreira net create in the foreign country.
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The law firm, The Flores Group, specialized in International Corporative Rights, Tax and Migration Services operating for the Moreira net, and the transactions and operations in the foreign country. The address of The Flores group is 7272 Wurzbach Road Suite 901, San Antonio, Texas.
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Rodolfo Camara Ahuja, representative of the Government of Coahuila in McAllen, Texas.
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Multiple properties of the Moreira in the foreign country are registered under his name
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In addition to all this net of corruption, illicit businesses and influence peddling, through front men of Humberto and Ruben Moreira, exists strong evidence that with no doubt show how members of Moreira Valdez Family have acquired
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numerous properties and buildings in the city of Saltillo, Coahuila, so blatantly, that without shame they are acquired under their names
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as the compound that Humberto Moreira possesses in San Antonio, Texas under the name of his mother in law, Herminia Martinez de la Fuente, with swimming pool, spa and 5 spacious bedrooms with a value of more than 1 million dollars.
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This is just a part of the criminal corruption net that head Humberto and Ruben Moreira, and is what they plan to continue doing in Coahuila with Ruben Moreira as Governor.