The wife of the former Secretary of Public Security will be the only witness in his favor to appear on the stand before Judge Brian Cogan (Infobae México / Jovany Pérez)
A federal judge ordered the arrest of Linda Cristina Pereyra Gálvez, wife of the former head of the Ministry of Public Security, Genaro García Luna, as well as four brothers of the official for their alleged participation in the diversion of more than five billion pesos through contracts of federal prisons.
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According to what is known up to now, the others involved would be Esperanza, Luz María, Gloria and Humberto García Luna, in addition to Oswaldo Luna Alderrabano, who was the Senior Officer of the Federal Preventive Police (PFP).
The news came a day after the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) announced that it had obtained 61 arrest warrants against people who were probably involved in contracts with the former official.
The FGR released the facts through its social networks (Photo: screenshot/Twitter/@FGRMexico)
Before the information was confirmed by media such as Milenio, hours before the journalist Ciro Gómez Leyva leaked the list of possible members where the names of García Luna, his wife, his four brothers, even some close collaborators could be read.
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However, as mentioned, it was through a press release that the Prosecutor’s Office notified that among the list are public and private servants, allegedly linked to the crime of embezzlement, operations with resources of illicit origin and organized crime, but did not give more details about it
“In order to channel these illegal resources to companies controlled by Genaro ‘G’, his partners and accomplices, both from the public and private sectors, through ten illegal contracts, for the sum of five thousand 112 million pesos, which were abducted through various criminal triangulations at the international level ”, could be read.
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Likewise, it had been announced that the Mexican authorities had already requested the red file from Interpol to find the whereabouts of those who are outside the country and request international legal assistance to obtain the return of the assets.
Genaro García Luna was convicted of five charges in the United States last February (Cuartoscuro)
Likewise, it was notified that the criminal procedure initiated by the FGR is independent of the complaint filed by the Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF), belonging to the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), regarding another alleged million-dollar plunder against Federal Police.
“Regarding this new procedure, all the necessary evidence is already being collected to proceed with the corresponding criminal link and the recovery of the stolen goods,” concluded the official statement issued by the FGR in this regard.
The FIU pointed out that the current director of Administration of the Federal Judicial Council, Sonia Vargas Terreno, would have signed contracts related to the acquisition, maintenance, provision of services and infrastructure of the Federal Preventive Police with companies allegedly linked to García Luna.
“Sonia Vargas is responsible for signing contracts for 71 million 600 thousand United States dollars. All the contracts were made in dollars”
The president affirmed that he was given some documents on the position of Sonia Vargas
This same Tuesday, May 23, it was notified that the Tenth Collegiate Court on Administrative Matters of the First Circuit refused to issue an amparo in favor of Genaro García Luna against the blocking of his bank accounts in the country, for which reason he will continue without having access to his money.
It should be remembered that the blockade derived from a request from the Drug Control Administration (DEA) when the former Mexican official was being investigated for his participation in the crime of money laundering.
Likewise, this case dates back to May 2022 when a District judge denied the protection in favor of the former Secretary of State; However, García Luna filed an appeal for review that on May 11 confirmed the sentence from a year ago.