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US extradites ex-Mexican governor to face corruption charges | NEWSRUX

MEXICO CITY — The US has extradited a former Mexican border state governor to his homeland, the place he’s accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of {dollars} in state funds.

CĂ©sar Duarte, who was governor of Chihuahua state, was despatched again to Mexico to face corruption expenses stemming from his time in workplace.

Mexico’s Overseas Relations Division mentioned Thursday that Duarte will face expenses roughly equal to embezzlement and conspiracy in Mexico. The fees contain nearly $5 million on state funds that Duarte allegedly took throughout his 2010-2016 time period.

Attorneys for Duarte have mentioned the fees are politically motivated.

Mexico requested Duarte’s extradition in late 2019.

The previous governor, a member of the as soon as dominant Institutional Revolutionary Social gathering, unsuccessfully sought asylum within the U.S. shortly earlier than he was arrested in Miami in July 2020.

Duarte moved to the U.S. together with his household after leaving workplace.

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