OFAC DESIGNATES MEXICAN CORRUPTION SUSPECTS, INCLUDING A MAGISTRATE AND FORMER GOVERNOR

On 17th May, the US Treasury announced that OFAC had designated a Mexican magistrate judge and a former Mexican governor, among others, due to their involvement in corruption activities.  Magistrate judge Isidro Avelar Gutierrez is said to have links to Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion (CJNG) and the Los Cuinis Drug Trafficking Organization (Los Cuinis).  Roberto Sandoval Castaneda, the former governor of the Mexican state of Nayarit, is said to have engaged in an array of corruption activities, such as the misappropriation of state assets and the receipt of bribes from Mexican drug trafficking organisations, including CJNG.  6 other Mexican individuals and 6 Mexican entities linked to CJNG or Los Cuinis have been designated, as well as 3 other Mexican individuals and 4 Mexican entities because of their links to Sandoval Castaneda.

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm692

https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/OFAC-Enforcement/Pages/20190517.aspx

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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