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Monday, August 1, 2011

21 top federal prosecutors quit as Mexico continues Attorney General’s Office purge


The top federal prosecutors in 21 of the country’s 31 states and federal district have resigned, the Mexican Attorney General’s Office announced Monday.

The prosecutors quit on Friday, said state office coordinator Rosa Elena Torres Davila. It was the largest mass resignation in the agency’s recent history and came a week after the department had announced that 111 of its staff had been charged with crimes and 192 more fired for botching cases.

But officials did not provide any explanation for the resignations or say if they were connected to the internal purge that has been ongoing since Attorney General Marisela Morales took office in April.

“Mexico today requires that those of us performing public duties do so with complete dedication and responsibility,” Morales said in a short written statement after the announcement.

Among those leaving were the top federal prosecutors for Mexico City, which is a federal district, as well as three of the country’s most violent states: Durango, Tamaulipas and Sinaloa.

Federal prosecutors are key in the ongoing effort against drug trafficking and organized crime. The prosecutors who left will be replaced temporarily by their assistants.

Note: The first were charged with crimes including fraud, embezzlement and abuse of power.

Additional links to this story:

Renuncian 21 de los 32 delegados estatales de la Fiscalía Mexicana

Afirma Procuradora, depuración fundamental para dar resultados


  1. Good riddance to the scum, they are the reason that all these narco killers go free after being caught, how many storys have we read about that?

  2. Texcoco Mex said

    I like Marisela Morales I think she will do a real good job.

  3. I agree.....will not be missed

  4. Prosecutors are cops basically. In Mexico, being a cop has always been like having a license to steal.

    So prosecutors use their power to steal AND TO KICK BACK TO THEIR BOSSES.

    Kill 'em all.

  5. Calderon told Ms. Morales to clean house and she is kicking ass and taking names. She started with lower level prosecutors and now she's taking out the top federal guys in each state and the DF that are dirty. Man, that's something.

  6. Viva Mexico ! Good News,right wrong whatever action is being taken this is Good!!


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