Tag: Yarrington

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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Ex-Governor of Tamaulipas Arrested

ITALY (KFXV) — Ex-governor of Tamaulipas, Tomas Yarrington is arrested in Italy after being on the run since 2012. According to Mexican government officials the arrest happened in Florence yesterday. Yarrington was wanted for his participation in organized criminal activity. Other media outlets reporting, is under indictment in Brownsville, where authorities allege he laundered millions of dollars in bribe money from Mexico’s Gulf Cartel. The Mexican government says they are expecting to have Yarrington back in Mexico in the coming...

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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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Unsealed U.S. Indictment Reveals Corruption Charges For Former Tamaulipas Governor’s Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba

Details into a U.S. federal indictment centering on a former governor of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas is now being revealed. In the now unsealed indictment Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba is facing several charges including racketeering and money laundering. With the purpose to defraud federally insured U.S. banks. The 56-year-old served as governor of Tamaulipas from 1999 to 2004. He is accused of receiving large bribes from major drug traffickers. Yarrington’s whereabouts are...

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