4 former Mexican governors are investigated for corruption

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HCP investigates 360 people for
money laundering, fraud, and embezzlement 

Santiago Nieto Castillo, head of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), confirmed that four former governors are investigated who would have been the last beneficiaries of acts of corruption, reports Notimex.

According to the federal official, the state ex-plaintiffs have been denounced before different authorities at the request of various institutions such as the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) or the Ministry of Public Administration (SFP).

“Four cases reported to FGR have been reported to former governors. Acting governors could not give the data, they are topics that are under investigation, ”he said at a press conference.

Nieto Castillo said that although there are complaints against state ex-plaintiffs, the Financial Intelligence Unit does not persecute anyone nor is it used as an instrument of political patter.

Treasury investigates 360 people for money laundering, fraud, and peculation

The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit has 360 people under investigation, including 63 public servants, for money laundering, illicit enrichment, electoral peculation, improper exercise of public service and tax fraud, he adds Notimex

The head of the FIU, Santiago Nieto Castillo announced Friday at the press conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador that international transactions involve accounts registered in the state of Guanajuato that reach amounts of 500 million pesos.

He explained that during the first year of the current administration the work of blocking accounts has increased, there are currently 12,074 blocked accounts, against 800 that were blocked last year, corresponding to the previous administration.

“From January to December there are five thousand 023 million pesos blocked and 52 million dollars of accounts of criminal groups of white-collar and organized crime, for allegedly illegal activities,” he explained.

Likewise, Nieto Castillo said that a coordinated work has been generated that has allowed 157 requests for supranational information.

“We have requested information from Andorra, Spain, Panama, United States, Brazil, Switzerland. We have found international financial transactions, ”he said, noting that some of those accounts are related to people based in Guanajuato, where the amounts reach 500 million pesos.

Source: notimex

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