Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Spain drops all charges against former PRI chief Humberto Moreira

Lucio R. and C.E. Martinez for Borderland Beat

One could see the writing on the wall in the Humberto Moreira case, when  Spanish prosecutors, dropped the appeal objecting to bail. And did so without explanation.

Today, the judge in the case, Santiago Pedraz, agreed to the provisional dismissal of the case opened against Humberto Moreira, former president of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and former governor of the state of Coahuila, Mexico. Humberto Moreira,  led Coahuila from 2005 to 2011, when he resigned to make his successful  run for the PRI presidency.

Judge Pedaz in his ruling did not find that Humberto was innocent of money laundering; rather he says it was Mexico’s burden to prove, or the United States, not Spain.  He also said Spain has no jurisdiction to investigate or charge Humberto with having ties to organized crime (Zetas).

The infamous politician was arrested on January 15 in Madrid, accused of money laundering, embezzlement of public funds, bribery and belonging to a criminal organization.  He was released from prison on bail on January 23rd and returned home on February 4th.

He then not only publicly declared his innocence, but also stated his intentions of returning to politics, and may make a run for the governorship of Coahuila.

Coahuila is the Mexican state, once flourishing and financially sound with a top credit rating.  That’s before Moreira became governor and the money disappeared along with the good credit rating.

Two of his alleged  conspirators in financial improprieties, sit in U.S. prisons.   Héctor Javier Villarreal Hernández, once the treasurer of Coahuila plead guilty to money laundering  charges.  Also Rolando González Treviño, the Coahuila media mogul, accused of laundering millions.  It is guessed that either or both men would testify against Humberto if he ever were to be tried in the U.S.

Moreira’s brother, Ruben was voted into office following Humberto’s resignation, but for a year prior to elections, Jorge Juan Torres López, was interim governor.  He is also wanted, to face charges of money laundering.

If Humberto would have been tried in Spain, it was expected that the U.S. may file charges against him and ask for extradition.   Many of Humberto’s “front” businesses are in the U.S. and U.S. banks were used as the middle point for triangulation point for wire transfers, including those sent to Spain.
When Humberto was given bail in Spain, the prosecutor initially vowed to fight ruling vigorously.  

It was at this time the PRI party came to the defense of Humberto.  They sent an attorney team to Spain with “proof” the two companies the funds originated from, were bonafide companies.  They argues that 200k USD was not an exorbitant amount of money for the family to live on during their time in Spain.

The prosecutor dropped the appeal. 

Humberto quickly left Spain and returned to Mexico where he announced his intentions of running for political office, and had his eyes set on Coahuila.  His brothers term expires in 2017.

As for the two front businesses in question, the site of one has long been empty, the other is not the PR business that t is supposed to be, but a 3 bay car wash in Saltillo.  Neither or together are capable of the type of revenue, from  generating  profits, that were  sent to Humberto in Spain.


Furthermore, he does not list eith of the “businesses” anywhere on his income tax returns.

34 comments:

  1. Why is this not surprising? - El Sol Perdido

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    1. Because Moreira, cara de simio, is honest and moral (to the point of being priggish) that it would be a great injustice to charge him even with jaywalking.

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    2. He'll die soon
      Atte: El Pitudo

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  2. What the FREAK!! This is unbelievable! Also hilarious lmao

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  3. These are the true criminals of mexico.. but since he is part of the pri party.. of course pena nieto cant have his comitte looking bad.. pena nieto totally pleged for him to get these charges dropped

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  4. debe feria a la compania, al rato lo truenan

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  5. These are the true thieves and criminals of mexico.. since hes part of the pri pena nieto cant have his party looking bad so he pledged for him to get out..

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  6. I bet Moreira, cara de limon pateado, said after hearing the news "sacen las lineas!!".

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  7. Yea, not a surprise. Not goin to be surprised when he's in office either. Money makes the world go round, even chapo's family member is running for governor in Durango

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  8. Chivis won't like this

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  9. Sad to see this Rat go free what makes it worst he'll probably win office in Coahuila.

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  10. This ain't surprising!

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  11. How many x's can you be governor in mx?

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  12. And how much of coahuila's money Spain gets to keep?

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  13. Mexico lindo y queridoooooooooooooooooo
    Tan tan

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  14. Every dog has his day.....I'm sure that despite all that stolen money he has, his soul and conscious are rotting, no human being can live calmly knowing he is at fault for children dying of hunger and for hundreds of thousands of deaths from the drug war.

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    1. O I'm sure he justifies it in some way like 'I work so hard for my $'or any other scnerarios like the hitmen use like they deserve it,etc.

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  15. He's laughing hard, most likely thinking "I love México, where i can do whatever I please because I'm a politician"!

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  16. Shit like this will happen all the time as long as PRI gov is in charge of mexico.

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  17. Spain is the Mexico of Europe. Corrupt as fuck. This is where Latin America got it from. Going from England to Spain is like us to Mexico. Nice beaches, weather, God forbid you have to count on the cops to save your ass. A lot of pharmacies will look past you not having a prescription if you slip the, a note

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  18. So much for Spain having Huevos. They neither have huevos nor brains letting go a corrupt crook. Hope cartels do the job.

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    1. No but someone in Spain is richer.

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  19. God has given us human beings the chance to rule ourselves but he knows that's not possible,our time is coming.

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  20. I would pay cash money to box one of these pri rats

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    1. Amazing how Pri politicians just laugh and show off the money they steal. US politicians r just bad but like steal and hide it. Kinda got laugh no use crying.

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  21. Assholes like this guy are worse than Chapo. Chapo is what he is - he doesn't pretend to be anything else. This fool thinks he is an upstanding citizen and leader of Mexico when in fact he is the worst hypocrite there is. Someone should bust a cap in his ass one of these days.

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  22. Without a doubt this gentleman must have been either a confidential informant for a federal agency...or he gave Spain Intel on a dirty politician of their own. No other plausible reasoning.

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  23. there is a spanish prosecutor with a new car.

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  24. The funny thing is that people is going to vote for him again an stupedd state deserves this stupedd politicians, people shoul shoot him on sight and be free of corruption by themselves because EPN or any other president is not going to do nothing...

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  25. ILL SEE that mr ZETA & 33 DEGREE mason GET BUSTED FOR ALL he has had KILLED & the drugs too

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  26. I will not even read the article, just the title. I'm skipping to the comments to say WTF?

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  27. People upset like its Spain's responsibility to take out mexicos trash... Give me a break CLEAN YOUR OWN SHIT MEXICO!

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  28. they wont clean up there own shit WHEN the A.G DIRECTOR himself is selling drug wright of of that office . i know for a fact CHAPO has bought tons** straight from him **

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