Mexico: Ex-Mexican state governor arrested pending trial on graft charges

Author(s): UNK | Date: January 26, 2017 | Language: English
Source: http://www.reuters.com/ | URL: https://goo.gl/NYAYpP | Type: Text

The former governor of the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, charged last August with improper use of his power, was arrested on Thursday to prevent him from fleeing, a state official said.
New charges of embezzlement and crimes against state property were also leveled against Rodrigo Medina of Mexico’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party – allegations linked to tax incentives given to carmaker Kia Motors during his 2009-2015 tenure, Nuevo Leon’s security spokesman Aldo Fasci said in a radio interview.
He said the arrest order would remain in place for one month, at which time it could be extended. Medina is being held at a prison in Monterrey, officials said.

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