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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Truth be told: Elba Ester Gordillo never spent a day behind bars in 5.5 years of being "imprisoned", here's how

Chivis Martinez for Borderland Beat  from Reforma 

Even by Mexico's high level of corruption, the "justice" for the Mexican elite is to the end

Elba Ester: History of  her arrest and charges

In addition to never being in a cell, in five years Gordillo won each of three amparo trials, obtained a house arrest, got the electronic bracelet removed, and prevented federal agents from searching her apartment.

February 26, 2013

Elba Esther Gordillo is arrested at the Toluca International Airport, for an arrest warrant charging organized crime, money laundering and diversion of resources from the SNTE (Teachers Union). She is admitted to Santa Martha Acatitla; but  as soon as she arrived, she was taken to the prison's medical service, where she spent that night and the next.

February 27, 2013

In a message transmitted by national media, President Enrique Peña Nieto affirms that "nobody is above the law".

March 1, 2013

In fact the founder of the New Alliance Party was never in a cell because of a medical recommendation, on March 1 she was transferred to the Medical Tower of Tepepan prison , to receive specialized care for 13 ailments, including kidney failure, hypertension, hepatitis C, diverticula in the colon, a cyst in the pancreas, sprains of grade one in the ankles and glaucoma in the hepato-pulmonary level.

 March 4th, 2013

A judge issues a formal prison sentence for organized crime and laundering.

Marco Antonio del Toro, lawyer for Elba Esther Gordillo, exits the María José Roma Hospital.

November 18, 2015

By judicial order, Gordillo leaves the Penitentiary Center and was taken to a hospital in Interlomas, where she undergoes surgery.

Later, she went to the public hospital of Xoco, then to María José Roma in Colonia Roma and after the tremor of September 19, 2017, to the MediAccess Clinic in Las Lomas de Chapultepec.

 December 14, 2017

The former leader of the SNTE manages the house arrest,  thanks to the PGR refusal to challenge a amparo request promoted by Gordillo.

The benefit, intended for people over 70 years of age, was granted 2 years and 10 months after litigation in court to obtain it.

A federal Magistrate opinion was that Gordillo did not represent a flight risk and that house arrest  had been denied to her by retroactively applying a law that was not in force when the events of which she was accused occurred.  

In the original request, Gordillo asked to move to his apartment of 700 square meters at the Golf Club Bosques de Santa Fe, the PGR determined that another of her property in Polanco was the one that met the appropriate security measures.

December 16, 2017

At 2:00 in the morning, Gordillo is transferred from the MediAccess Clinic in Lomas de Chapultepec (where she was since September 19) to her penthouse in the building of Calle Galileo 7, in Polanco, escorted by a van and a PGR vehicle.

Security measures, were established by the court, for a permanent physical surveillance of agents from the Federal Ministerial Police, set at least 2 kilometers around the 12-story residential tower where she would reside. The absolute prohibition to leave the property, and the restriction of her telecommunications, except with persons previously authorized by the judge, in addition to the use of an electronic bracelet.

A dozen agents, uniformed and others in civilian clothes, were deployed in nearby streets, such as Avenida Campos Elíseos, Aristóteles, Newton and Temístocles.

The judge also ordered Gordillo to relinquish passports, visas and passports and imposed a limited visit control on relatives, doctors and lawyers previously registered before the judicial authority, and restricted the use of computer or television.

December 23, 2017

A week after being held in house arrest, a federal judge ordered the removal of the electronic bracelet, because of the stress she says it caused her.

February 11, 2018

Gordillo presents a legal recourse for the federal judge Alejandro Caballero Vértiz to dismiss or dismiss his trial for money laundering (of more thousand 978 million pesos) and organized crime, the only process that kept her deprived of her freedom.
Penthouse of house arrest
 February 2018

At the request of the PGR, Judge Alejandro Caballero restricts the visits received by the former president of the SNTE, and forbade her to communicate by telephone or electronically with people who were not judicially authorized. In addition, he gave a period of 24 hours to deliver the name, official identification and proof of address of her visitors, as well as the nature in which they would come to see it.

Likewise, it should specify the means by which she would communicate with authorized persons.

Caballero, nevertheless, did  not replace the electronic bracelet,  as requested by the PGR.

The Attorney General's Office requested these measures when considering that Gordillo used the house arrest as "office of dispatch".

The teacher did not turn in this list and resorted to amparo, however, she was denied a  suspension of said restrictions.

Gordillo's lawyer described the measures dictated by Judge Caballero retaliation against the teacher,  as a punishment for the support that Fernando González Sánchez and René Fujiwara, Gordillo's son-in-law and nephew, provided to Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

The defense of the teacher,  filed a complaint before a collegiate court  challenging  the refusal of the judge of protection to temporarily suspend the restrictions ordered by Judge Caballero.

May 2018

The former leader obtains an injunction against the authorization given by a federal court for the PGR to conduct an inspection of her apartment. The Attorney General's Office requested the entry of its agents as part of the review of the precautionary measures handed down to Gordillo.

Since February, the federal agency first raised with a judge his suspicion that the teacher was leaving the property, because since she was granted house arrest, the agents had not been able to inspect or rule out whether the apartment has access to another adjoining apartment that could be used for exiting the premises .

Elements of the Federal Ministerial Police (PFM) warned that they spent prolonged periods without having visual contact with the processed and the fact that up to 10 people came to visit her could only be a distraction.

August 7, 2018

A judge definitively cancels the process against the former leader of the SNTE for organized crime and laundering of 1,978 million pesos, which was her last trial, so she is set free.  

She was previously acquitted of three cases of tax fraud.

From her position in the teachers' union and her continuous political lobbying,  Gordillo Morales had close relationships with  governors, legislators and presidents, from Vicente Fox, Calderon and Pena Nieto.  


  1. Replies
    1. Hahaha out smarter the best of the them

  2. Now that’s one smooth criminal! And a sea biscuit you don’t want to encounter late at night. Now matter how drunk or high you are. Peña Nieto stays looking all GQ. I’ve gotta give it to him. Even though he was full of all those duplicities when it came to running his country. Playboy just had to keep that sharp image. - Sol Prendido

    1. All three presidents pictured are wearing the same attire. What you're trying to say but don't realize is that he's handsome.

    2. Him and Gaviota do make a beautiful couple. They’re both good looking. (And no, I’m not gay by saying that) It’s a rare we get to see a power couple like that. Sucks they couldn’t have done more for the people of Mexico. - Sol Prendido

    3. @ 11:28 - isn't he mas chapo than El Chapo?

    4. Google - Agustín Humberto Estrada Negrete

  3. Mexico is fucking joke and yet they wonder why the other countries of the world don't take them seriously...

    1. 10:39 You just said a lot of nothing

    2. If Mexico is a fucking joke, what about the U.S.? This is how you enter politics in the U.S. with $1.00 in your pocket, and come out with billions. Remember, this is just one of 435 federal crooks. At least this site is reporting on it. Unless you are reading the alternative media in the U.S., you will never find this stuff out...ever. There's a term to describe these kinds of creatures, it's: psychopath.

  4. Did anyone really believe EPN when he gave his televised “no one is above the law” speech?

  5. Just shoot her and be done with it

  6. Where some of the millions she took returned???? Also if she committed a crime, and therefore must wear ankle monitor, can't believe they actually took it off, because it gave her stress.

    1. I'm sure she did return some of her $millions.It just went to a different pocket.Could have been simple extortion but now I see why Chapo is so 'stressed' having to live a 'normal' prisoners life .Definitely a 1st for him!The privledged in Mexico live a dream life that doesn't exist much north of the border.Welcome to 'reality' Chapo!

  7. Disgusting!...all of them. Pinga Nieto, fox and Calderon. And Fox has the balls to talk shit about the orange pendejo, rete baboso north of the border. As if Fox has moral integrity! This piece of shit gordillo would make one scary fucking Halloween prop at universal studios or knotts scary farm. Her actions make her even uglier and scarier. Que truenen los mausers de una vez.

  8. I try not to comment on peoples looks . After all that is usually something beyond their control that they were born with. But after she is proven to be a evil criminal I can say she looks evil .

  9. That's a "big house" I would commit a crime to be celled in.

  10. Nepotism! $$$$$$$$

  11. One would think that with all her ailments, the bitch would have croaked before now. It pays to know people in high places. And that's who most union crooks know.

  12. Gridlock on the Brooklyn Bridge? Blame El Chapo:

    In a highly unusual move, Mr. Guzmán is facing trial in Brooklyn, but, because of his proclivity for breaking out of prison, he is being held in a high-security federal jail in Lower Manhattan.

    Every few months or so, whenever he is called to go to court, something awful happens: The police must close the entire Brooklyn Bridge, stranding hundreds of motorists as the world’s biggest drug lord is swept across the East River in a speeding motorcade of heavily armored cars.

    And when the trial begins in November, the traffic could get worse because Mr. Guzmán will need to be escorted over the span twice a day, for up to four months. These closures would happen, inconveniently enough, precisely during the morning and evening rush hours.

    1. Yup, we reported on this a few months ago. Balarezo filed a change of venue for this reason asking it be changed to manhattan court

  13. Traidores ala patria should be dealt with accordingly. When a president makes these kind of shanenigans a crime like treason, he would get my boat.

  14. EPN carefully orchestrated his PR stunts to look good. He never cared to reduce crime but only give the image of doing so. First with this lady and then with Chapo. What a horrible President.

  15. Hey Chivis looking forward to your analysis of this

    1. I posted the article. I never like these big press conferences, usually unrealistic approaches and hype permeate the presser. This one is different. It seems sensible, and the U.S./DEA are very cautiously optimistic.

      So will anything change with this joint cooperation?....I say maybe. I can see a time where the U.S. gives the new president something so he looks good, and actually works with the U.S. at the borders.

      I say borders, because Mexico's south border is a swiss cheese mess and droves of economic migrants, drugs and weapons pour in as desired.

      Mexico does not have a border patrol. It is because there are no laws, supposedly, to stop migrants. The is no agency to stop immigrants. There is one to "help" migrants. Which is a bag of bullshit no one should buy.

      Google requirement on becoming a resident in Mexico. much tougher than U.S.

      Bottom line...yes there can be an improvement at the borders. and with AMLO massive support by people filled with hope he can get away with more than his predecessor.

      Jeeze the ol gal still can dream :) Paz

  16. I am glad. I am not married to her

  17. The most successfully corrupt nation of the world.

    Madoff would have been on house arrest right now if he was Mexican.

    1. You obviously never got to visit Libya when Gaddafi was around. - Sol Prendido

    2. And you have?

      Yeah ok

    3. I think you’re thinking of the US homie, but yea, whatever

    4. Yes. - Sol Prendido

    5. Ive also been to hell and back.
      -Sol Prendido

    6. Sol, put the pipa down already my boy. Me awitas

  18. This is no surprise. Mexico is the most corrupt country in the world.


  20. She took in a lot of mo 💰, yet she nags every 5 minutes.


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