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Former soccer player and governor Cuauhtémoc Blanco, accused of diversion of resources and laundering

Former soccer player and governor Cuauhtémoc Blanco, accused of diversion of resources and laundering

Former Mexican soccer player Cuauhtémoc Blanco, current governor of the state of Morelos, was denounced for his alleged participation in a money laundering network and inexplicable handling of resources, according to Mexican press reports published this Wednesday.

“The Governor of Morelos, Cuauhtémoc Blanco, and a close circle of three family members and officials were reported to the State Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office for hiding the origin, property and millionaire destination of resources through the triangulation of bank accounts,” he announced the newspaper Reforma.

Ulises Bravo, half brother of the former soccer player and governor, Edgar Riou, a cousin who was also his private secretary, and Jaime Tamayo, are also implicated in the complaint filed by the lawyer Enrique Paredes Sotelo and delivered to the Morelos Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office against Cuauhtémoc Blanco, friend and collaborator.

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In the file it was established that Blanco, Bravo, Riou and Tamayo “present an economic profile that is not in accordance with their fiscal and financial information, and they have no way of justifying their sources of income.”

The accusation indicates financial movements made between 2016 and 2018, a period in which Cuauhtémoc Blanco served as municipal president of Cuernavaca, the capital of Morelos, a state that began to govern from 2018.

According to the Reforma report, the file stated that Jaime Tamayo has made millionaire deposits in three banking institutions, one of them is Inbursa “where he registered deposits for 43.6 million pesos and withdrawals for 40.2 million pesos” another one of the banks used is Santander where «from August 2016 to October 2018 it registered deposits for 505.4 million pesos», and the other bank is Banamex.

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Reforma also points out that in 2020 “the Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) and the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) detected a network of money laundering and millionaire accounts in the area of ​​Cuauhtémoc Blanco.” AFP (HN)

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