Fugitive Mexican Ex-Governor, Cesar Duarte arrested in United States
Cesar Duarte, a fugitive ex-governor of Chihuahua ‘s northern Mexican province, was arrested Wednesday, July 8, in Miami.
The governor who fled after being convicted of embezzling public funds in 2017 is now facing extradition to Mexico where he faces allegations of corruption for allegedly diverting around $52 million in public funds.
As well as being accused of stealing hundreds of cows purchased by the state to help small-scale Mexican ranchers replace their herds after a crippling drought, he is also accused of living a luxurious lifestyle and bringing friends and family to his ranch on weekends using an official helicopter.
His arrest came after an official visit to the US by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for talks with President Trump.
Duarte, who is due to appear over the next 72 hours in a federal court hearing in Miami to be told of the charges against him in Mexico, is facing at least eight state and federal charges.
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