MEXICO CITY – A Mexican choose issued an arrest warrant for the governor of the northern border state of Tamaulipas for racketeering and cash laundering offenses, a federal official stated Wednesday.
The arrest warrant for Governor Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca was requested by the Lawyer Common‘s Workplace, stated the official, who insisted on anonymity as a result of he was not approved to debate the developments of an ongoing case.
Cabeza de Vaca, an outspoken critic of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has denied the accusations and referred to as them a political accusation. The federal legislature and the Tamaulipas state legislature have been at a standstill over whether or not Cabeza de Vaca may be prosecuted.
Federal lawmakers voted to carry his immunity, however that call should be applied by the state legislature, which has thus far refused to take action. Final week, the Supreme Court docket of Mexico refused to become involved within the case. It seems to go away Cabeza de Vaca able to retain his immunity solely so long as he stays inside Tamaulipas.
The main points of the choose‘s choice to subject the arrest warrant had been unclear. Tamaulipas, which borders South Texas, has lengthy been within the grip of organized crime. Earlier governors have confronted expenses in US courts. The state’s Nationwide Motion Social gathering stated in a press release Wednesday that the arrest warrant represents a “break within the constitutional order for political causes.