New York.- Prosecutor of the New York Court directing the case of the former Secretary of Security of Mexico Gennaro Garcia Luna According to a court document that AFP had access to on Thursday, he accused him of intimidating and harassing journalists and media outlets investigating his crimes.
According to the document, the US Prosecutor’s Office “wants to present evidence that, between approximately 2008 and 2013, the accused subjected a journalist to a crime. campaign of harassment and intimidation as a result of the investigation he was conducting,” although he does not identify the alleged victim.
In addition, between 2009 and 2010, the defendants “bribe” a media outlet for “not letting journalists publish negative news about them”.
“Evidence of the defendant’s efforts to silence journalists helps to explain how he was corruptly able to assist Sinaloa Cartel “For years without being traced or arrested,” the preliminary motion filed by a Brooklyn court prosecutor said. Brian Peace,
García Luna will initially sit on the bench on October 24 to respond to conspiracy charges traffic cocainewho helped the Sinaloa cartel send tons of drugs to the United States in exchange for millionaire bribes between 2001 and 2012, and committed another offense in 2018 for making false statements, when he applied for his US nationality.
If that date was not possible, the defendant would sit on the bench early next year, as decided by the judge in the Brian Kogan case at the October 27 hearing.
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According to American Justice, the collaboration of this 53-year-old engineer would have allowed the Sinaloa Cartel to introduce at least 53 tons of cocaine to the United States.
In January 2020, García Luna, facing life imprisonment, pleaded not guilty to three charges brought against him by the US justice system.
Arrested in Dallas, Texas on December 10, 2019, García Luna, who applied for US nationality in 2018, is also accused of diverting more than $200 million from the public treasury in Mexico to his family’s companies.
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From 2001 to 2005, García Luna directed Mexico’s defunct Federal Investigation Agency to fight corruption and organized crime, and from 2006 to 2012 he was Secretary of Public Security to the government of Felipe Calderón, with control over the federal police. ,
García Luna is one of the highest-ranking Mexican officers detained in the United States drug trafficking charges,
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