US DESIGNATES FORMER MEXICAN STATE GOVERNOR ON CORRUPTION GROUNDS

On 28 February, a news release from the US State Department announced that the former governor of the Mexican state of Nayarit, Roberto Sandoval Castañeda, had been designated by the US due to his involvement in significant corruption.  It is said that he misappropriated state assets and received bribes from narcotics trafficking organisations, including the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG), in exchange for information and protection.  In addition, he is said to have accepted bribes from the Beltran Leyva Organisation.  He and his immediate family members are ineligible for visas to the US.  In addition to Sandoval, the State Department is publicly designating his spouse, Ana Lilia Lopez Torres; his daughter, Lidy Alejandra Sandoval Lopez; and his son, Pablo Roberto Sandoval Lopez.

https://www.state.gov/public-designation-of-the-former-governor-of-the-mexican-state-of-nayarit-roberto-sandoval-castaneda-due-to-involvement-in-significant-corruption

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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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