Case against former security chief shameful for the country points to AMLO
Alonso Urrutia and Nestor Jimenez
Newspaper La Jornada
Tuesday February 7, 2023, p. 5
The trial in New York against former Secretary of Public Safety Genaro Garcia Luna,
This is very shameful truth for the country, because it shows collusion between the authorities and organized crime, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador insisted. He insisted that the defendant’s defense intended to dissuade one of the witnesses from talking about the delivery of the money to a national newspaper:
Lawyers say it is not. I say, as a Mexican, yes,
In yesterday’s conference, López Obrador reopened the case and confirmed that the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of the Ministry of Finance exchanged information with the United States about the former secretary’s resources, based on The Mexican government began a trial for an origin in Florida. amount to 250 million dollars, but it is already more than 700 million dollars.
He remarked that it is significant that Garcia Luna’s defense intends to block inquiries into the former official’s fate by excluding businesses he started after the former official left office and to question why the lawsuit is in Florida. if the allegations are about crimes committed in Mexico.
He explained that this was due to the fact that the money was transferred to Florida and that state has laws that allow for criminal action.
– Did he buy the apartment? -he was asked.
-Yes. But look at this. And of course, since he distributed the money, much of the media could, well, say:
this is advertisingBut see what kind of advertisement.
He showed two propaganda videos from Felipe Calderón’s government, extolling the arrests of drug traffickers Arturo Beltrán Leyva and Jesús. King Zambada, Ismail’s brother May Jambada.
If it’s true (the evidence at the trial in New York), that, well (those arrests) were account adjustments… How’s the government at that time?
On a question about a possible extradition of Garcia Luna, the president asked to wait for the conclusion of the trial in New York, where, he insisted, members of US agencies are already testifying.
He assured that this process is a far cry from the process that the United States tried to conduct against the former head of national defense Salvador Cienfuegos.
He pointed out that, in that case, when Mexico asked the US authorities for the file, the FGR here reviewed it and concluded it lacked real evidence,
because they falsely attributed the work of the general, everything, and there was no evidence,