Former Mexican governor accused of money-laundering in the US

Eugenio Hernández was accused by a federal court in Texas of receiving money from Los Zetas.

Eugenio Hernández Flores was the governor of Tamaulipas from 2005 to 2010. (Photo: Archive/ EL UNIVERSAL)
English 19/06/2015 17:26 Actualizada 17:26

Eugenio Hernández, governor of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas from 2005 to 2010, was accused by a federal court in Texas of money-laundering, to hide the bribes received by the Los Zetas drug cartel.

In addition, the federal court also accused his brother-in-law, Oscar Gómez Guerra.

According to the San Antonio Express-News the prosecution took place on May 27.

If found guilty, the former governor could be condemned to 20 years in prison.

Both Hernandez and Gómez are fugitives.

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