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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Mexico's UIF Files Lawsuit Against Garcia Luna in Miami to Seize Real Estate & Assets

"Socalj" for Borderland Beat

Mexico has launched a lawsuit in Miami, Florida against former security chief Genaro Garcia Luna and a network of companies run by him and his associates, hoping to recover illegally obtained assets, Mexico's Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) said on Tuesday.

Ex-Security Minister Garcia Luna pled not guilty last year to U.S. charges involving a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme allegedly designed to boost the Sinaloa cartel once headed by jailed drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Garcia Luna led Mexico's Federal Investigation Agency from 2001 to 2005, was secretary of public security from 2006 to 2012, and was once considered a leader in Mexico's efforts to combat drug trafficking.

But U.S. prosecutors say the Sinaloa cartel bribed Garcia Luna throughout his time in government to ensure safe passage for its drugs, obtain information about rival cartels, and learn about Mexican probes into its activities.

The UIF said the lawsuit, the Mexican agency's first in the United States, covers 39 companies and trusts belonging to Garcia Luna, his associates, or family members. "The litigation alleges that the defendants are members of a large group of companies created and used by Garcia Luna and his co-conspirators to hide resources derived from acts of corruption," UIF said in a statement.

Garcia Luna could not be immediately reached for comment. Garcia Luna, who is in jail, had been living in Florida prior to his December 2019 arrest in Dallas.

UIF said the case was presented in a Florida court since the state is "where a significant number of companies and properties associated with acts of political corruption and money laundering that make up the litigation were identified".

Source Reuters


  1. Hopefully he is found guilty in the U.S, serves his time, preferably given life and then prosecuted in Mexico... that's wishful thinking tho...

    1. Let me see said the blind man.
      If he was to be given life is US as you wish, in which he will never be free, then how would it be possible to get procecuter?

    2. Hopefully he gets life, but if he doesn't and is sent back to Mexico,then hopefully he is prosecuted and found guilty there. "Wishful thinking tho"... All cleared up for you?

  2. He and his accomplices deserve "life without parole "!

  3. One can hope justice is served semi-luke warm, as I have learned hoping for piping hot justice to be served on THIS dinner table, never arrives on time-h

  4. They Are still trying to see what they could get out of him.
    I don't see Luna getting a hard sentence.
    I wouldn't be SURPRISED if they let him walk like Cienfuegos.
    He's a government agent, there are many like him in the U.S as well but will never be prosecuted.
    The only reason he's in custody is because he was a head of the AIF ( it might be diferent letters) and was pretty much acting like the 3 letters agencies in the U.S..
    There can't be too many of those running around in the Americas.. Matter of fact, that 3 letter agency got shut down ūüėÜ

    1. Mr. 8:48
      Why are you afraid to mention the 3 letters, don't worry, Sol won't rattle out your house address.

    2. 10:50 everyone should already know lol
      If you don't know that 3 letter agency it's DEA. Luna and his agency weren't acting like CIA. That's a different level..

    3. 12:20 well humbug shiver my timbers. Lol


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