One thing that can no longer be denied, the malevolent forces of Mexico's Corrupt government fear Dr. Manuel Mireles as no other. The charismatic former Autodefensa leader would not back down, would not compromise, and would not cut a deal with the devil. So he sits in a Hermosillo Sonora Federal Prison, over a thousand miles from his family, friends, and supporters.
He has tried to gain a transfer, but the powers that be are unrelenting. The governor of Michoacán came out publicly as not opposing the transfer,……that is until evidence surfaced last week that he was talking both sides his mouth, and behind the scenes he was saying he did not want Mireles back in Michoacán. Yet, today the former interim PRI governor, Jesus Reyna Garcia (above left) arrived in Michoacan, after his transfer was approved. He was imprisoned in Altiplano, now he is imprisoned in the David Franco Rodriguez prison (“Mil Cumbres”).
The former acting governor, Reyna Garcia is charged with organized crimes offenses. This was after a video surfaced featuring 2 meetings between Reyna Garcia and Servando Gomez aka La Tuta, former leader of Caballeros Templarios.
Whereas the videos are often referred to in the Reyna Garcia case, other evidence are usually overlooked.
On March 31, 201, Enrique Plancarte Solís, another leader of CT, made a last ditch effort to save himself and escape from imminent capture. Federal agents had him surrounded in the city of Colon, Queretaro.
He took his cell phone and made a SOS call to Jesus Reyna Garcia, then the sitting secretary of the government of Michoacán. He made the call hoping to gain assistance in the escape.
This telephone call, intercepted by intelligence agents, was one of the key elements that gave evidence to the authorities that the number two state government has ties to organized crime.
In addition, there are photographs taken of Reyna having contact with the leaders of the criminal organization Caballeros Templarios.
According to federal sources, Reyna received on his cell phone a call from Plancarte.
Also suspected is that while he was acting governor of Michoacán Reyna attended the funeral of the father of another CT leader, Nazario Moreno, aka El Chayo, in Morelia.
On April 2014 Reyna was arrested. He was charged with aiding and complicity with organized crime. Among the supporting elements against the former acting governor, are statements, financial records and the video showing a meeting with Tuta. Although not specific, the PGR Criminal Investigation Agency, stated they had also conducted various forensic tests.
"Jesus Reyna held several meetings with members of organized crime; reports from various authorities, video evidence and forensic tests confirmed the above, "said Barrientos Archundia of the PGR agency.
Governor Vallejo claimed to be stunned by the arrest and reports of solid evidence, “If he is guilty, he must pay for his crimes as anyone else in the same situation”.
Dr. Manuel Mireles, leader of Michoacán’s autodefensas made a statement at the time, “he did not work alone, he is but one, there are many more”. (in the state government)
As for Plancarte’s last ditch call to Reyna Garcia, it did nothing to help his escape, he was part of a fierce shootout with the Mexican Navy that ended in his death.