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The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, assured this Wednesday that the request for the extradition of the former governor of Chihuahua, Cásar Duarte, had to be redone because it was « badly done. »
“About how extradition requests are presented. In the case of the former governor of Chihuahua, the file was remade or an attempt was made to correct it, because it did not proceed as it originally was; So, if there was a correction from the competent authority, this was done by the prosecution, but Foreign Relations did intervene to reinstate the procedure.
We don’t know if the lawyers were intentionally wrong or bad, which can also happen, « said the Mexican president.
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López Obrador said that what is being sought is an agreement with the United States government, so that the goods that are confiscated from Mexican criminals are returned to Mexico.
« It is seeking to have a different relationship, which is not uneven because, as we discussed yesterday, there are extraditions, criminals are tried there, especially corrupt, and they take away their property, confiscate their property and it is national heritage money, it is money from mexico. So, an agreement with the United States government is being sought in that, ”he explained.
The former politician is detained in Miami for several weeks and the Chihuahua authorities have requested his extradition to the United States to be tried in his native land. For now, he remains in the Miami Federal Detention Center.
Duarte faces at least 11 arrest warrants for his alleged responsibility in crimes of embezzlement, same that occurred during the federal administration of Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018), both from the same political party.
The authorities of U.S they will ask the Miami Federal Court, in the state of Florida, that the former governor of Chihuahua, in Mexico, César Duarte, accused of various crimes including corruption, illicit enrichment and diversion of resources for electoral campaigns, don’t be released on bail because he considers it a risk of leakage.
« Cannot demonstrate » that « there is no risk of escape or danger to the community », detailed the United States prosecutor who is in charge of the case, Jason Wu, in the 27 page motion that will be valued by the judge.
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« The fugitive (…) cannot overcome the strong presumption against bail in cases of international extradition. »
Although Duarte will appear before Judge Louis in just a few days, his defense, made up of the Armando lawyers Rosquete Bell and Henry Philip Bell, « has not yet filed a motion requesting bail. « , according to the judicial files consulted by ..
The US federal judge already had the first hearing with Duarte a couple of weeks ago, when read him the charges for which he faces his country’s extradition request: « Aggravated embezzlement and aggravated conspiracy » On the first date, the lawyers asked the judge for time to prepare the motions, the first one, one who seeks Duarte’s bail.
The defense stressed that it needed to gather the information. Duarte is accused in Mexico for crimes of corruption, embezzlement, diversion of resources for electoral purposes and illicit enrichment. « Duarte, with the attendance of officials of your administration and others (people), embezzled state funds for its own benefit and that of its associates”, Details the lawsuit in the United States.
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