Yarrington: reward offered. Yarrington: 15-million-peso reward.

Reward offered for former governor

Tomás Yarrington has been a wanted man since 2012

Four years after Tomás Yarrington became a fugitive from justice of the governments of Mexico and the United States, a reward has been offered for information leading to his arrest.

The Attorney General’s office has posted a reward of 15 million pesos (about US $720,000) for the former Tamaulipas governor.

Yarrington, the Institutional Revolutionary Party governor between 1999 and 2005, has been accused of aiding the operations of the Gulf Cartel and its armed wing Los Zetas during his term.

He has been sought in Interpol’s 190 member countries since 2012, when a red notice was issued for him. That same year, a federal judge issued an arrest warrant for the former governor for his alleged criminal activities.

Yarrington’s wanted status was the result of an exchange of information between the governments of the United States and Mexico.

In May 2012, the U.S, Department of Justice issued two orders to confiscate a series of properties Yarrington had allegedly acquired through a front man, or prestanombre, with resources of illicit origin.

In 2014, Yarrington filed two amparo requests for protection against the federal arrest warrant and the Interpol arrest notice, but they were rejected by a Mexico City judge.

He has been on the run ever since.

Source: Milenio (sp)

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