Former Mexican Governor Pleads Guilty

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Madrid ran Cancun & the state of Quintano Roo from 1993-99 for the Juarez Cartel,  with money laundered through Lehman Bros. Who's running the state–and the money laundering–today??

A former Mexican state governor pleaded guilty in a federal court in Manhattan on Thursday to conspiring to launder millions of dollars in narcotics bribe payments that he received from the Juárez drug gang, a prosecutor said.

The former official, Mario Ernesto Villanueva Madrid, 64, the governor of Quintana Roo from 1993 to 1999, was extradited to the United States in 2010 after serving a six-year sentence in Mexico for money laundering.

The money transfers were administered by a Lehman Brothers investment representative who pleaded guilty to money laundering in 2005. Judge Victor Marrero of United States District Court accepted Mr. Villanueva’s plea and set an October sentencing date.


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