Genaro García Luna was convicted of five charges in the United States last February (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
The Attorney General’s Office (FGR) reported that an arrest warrant against Genaro García Luna for illicit enrichment was withdrawn, after a court rejected the court order that had previously been obtained.
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It was indicated that the former Secretary of Public Security obtained an unjustified income of more than 43 million pesos, while he served as a public servant during the six-year terms of Vicente Fox (2000-2006) and Felipe Calderón (2006-2012).
Because this sum of money did not appear in his financial and tax statements, an arrest warrant was obtained against him for the aforementioned crime. “Now, the First Collegiate Court of Appeals in Criminal Matters of the First Circuit has resolved that the judicial order obtained is denied,” the FGR indicated in a statement.
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This denial was made even though the jurisdictional authority had at its disposal evidence that demonstrated that García Luna’s assets were “disproportionate and unjustified.”
Genaro García Luna would have obtained illicit income during the six-year terms of Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderón (Photo: Infobae / Jovani Pérez)
Due to this, a legal procedure will be initiated against Gerardo Genaro Alarcón López, the district judge who initially denied the order, and against the magistrates who signed the denial, identified as Alberto Torres Villanueva, Manuel Bárcena Villanueva and Gabriela Guadalupe Rodríguez.
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The magistrates were accused of “acting against the administration of justice”, since they had violated article 224 of the Federal Penal Code, which establishes that “anyone who, due to their employment, position or commission in public service, has incurred illicit enrichment.”
“Illicit enrichment” is understood when a public servant fails to prove the increase in his assets or the origin of his assets in a legitimate manner, as happened with Genaro García Luna.
Despite this refusal, it is worth remembering that the “Mexican super police officer” has three other arrest warrants in force in Mexico, which have to do with the “Fast and Furious” case and the alleged irregularities in the concessions of the Federal Centers. of Prevention and Social Readaptation (CEFERESOS).
Genaro García Luna was found guilty (AFP)
Currently, Genaro García Luna is in the Metropolitan Detention Center of New York, in the United States (USA), after he was found guilty of five charges related to drug trafficking.
And while he served as Secretary of Public Security in the Felipe Calderón administration, he formed links with the Sinaloa Cartel, a criminal organization that he protected in exchange for million-dollar bribes.
Information in development…