Tag: extradition

Congressman Calls for Yarrington Extradition

Weslaco (KFXV) – Rio Grande Valley Congressman says he wants the former Governor to be brought to the US for punishment. Tomas Yarrington is accused of working with cartels. Officials said the criminal groups allegedly paid him so they could stay on the streets without police intervention. According to court documents, tons of cocaine crossed into the U.S. during his term. Congressman Filemon Vela said his extradition to the US will send a strong message to corrupt elected...

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U.S. Wants Yarrington Extradited

The U.S. is seeking to extradite the former Tamaulipas governor Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba. U.S. district judge, Hilda Tagle signed an order seeking Yarrington’s extradition from Mexico. The ex-governor is accused of taking bribes from the gulf and zetas cartels. Yarrington along with Fernando Alejandro Cano Martinez, are charged with violating the racketeer influenced and corrupt organization statue, conspiracy to launder money, conspiracy to defraud and conspiracy to make false statements to federally insured U.S. banks. Mexico has yet to respond to U.S. extradition...

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