Fugitive ex-Mexican governor, Duarte arrested in US. Cesar Duarte, a fugitive ex-governor of the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua was arrested in Miami on Wednesday 8th July.
The Governor who fled in 2017 after he was accused of embezzling public funds, now faces extradition to Mexico where he faces corruption charges for allegedly diverting about $52 million in public funds.
Asides being accused of stealing hundreds of cows imported by the state to help small-scale Mexican ranchers replace their herds after a devastating drought, he is also accused of living a lavish lifestyle and using an official helicopter to fly friends and family to his ranch on weekends.
His arrest came after Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador paid an official visit to the US for talks with President Trump.
Cesar who is expected to appear at a federal court hearing in Miami in the next 72 hours to be informed of the charges against him in Mexico, and he is faced with minimum of eight federal and state charges.