One, who played the bad guys against each other, found in Italy,
Fugitive Mexican Ex-Governor Tomás Yarrington Had State Security While on the Run.Documents show he was assigned police bodyguards while eluding arrest warrants last year (emphasis added),
Assignment orders issued by the head of the state investigative police show that Tamaulipas’ attorney general’s office under a previous administration authorized Tamaulipas state policemen to provide security to Mr. Yarrington anywhere in Mexico between July and December of 2016. Mexican federal police at the time were ostensibly searching for Mr. Yarrington.
He was arrested Sunday by Italian police acting on a U.S. warrant as he left a restaurant in Florence.
Yarrington’s in jail in Italy while both Mexico and the U.S. file extradition requests. He’s charged with drug trafficking and money laundering in both countries,
Yarrington allegedly was playing the Gulf Cartel, the Zetas and the Beltrán Leyva cartel against each other. No wonder he needed security while in hiding. Unidad de Quemados did a skit four years ago,
Four other former PRI governors from Veracruz, Tamaulipas, Coahuila and Chihuahua have eluded arrest warrants from either the U.S. or Mexico on charges that range from money laundering to embezzling state funds.
The other, who allegedly embezzled $26 million during his tenure as the ruling Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI) governor of Veracruz, where he left a public debt of $837 million., found in Guatemala,
Javier Duarte of Veracruz had escaped by helicopter and eluded authorities for almost six months
Mr. Duarte left an economic disaster in Veracruz, Mexico’s third most populous state. Federal and state auditors said around $2.5 billion spent by his administration, which ended in 2016, was unaccounted for. Federal investigators say Mr. Duarte was the mastermind behind a complex web of phantom companies that diverted millions of dollars of public funds. Mr. Duarte has said he is innocent of all charges.
Duarte was expelled from the PRI last October.