Borge agrees to extradition to Mexico to face chargesMexico Political 

Borge agrees to extradition to Mexico to face charges

Cancun, Q.R. — A legal meeting in Panama Thursday has ended in the agreement for the return of ex-governor Roberto Borge to Mexico.

The Mexican and Panamanian defense team of Roberto Borge Angulo met Thursday in Panama to prepare the withdrawal of legal appeals that so far, have been filed against the extradition of Borge.

Arturo González Baso, one of the three attorneys in charge of defending Borge Angulo in Panama, said Borge made the decision to return to Mexico last week, two months after being transferred from El Renacer prison to the national police cell.

González Baso explained that three Mexican lawyers, two men and one woman, are in charge of taking the case to the Mexican authorities. He says they traveled to Panama yesterday to legally organize the withdrawal of Borge Angulo.

“Mr. Borge has decided to end the process and we will desist from all actions in order for him to travel to Mexico and face charges,” said the litigant.

González Baso said that Monday they will present the necessary documents to the Panamanian authorities so that the legal remedies undertaken in favor of their client can be stopped for extradition back to Mexico.

The crimes for which Roberto Borge must respond to the Mexican authorities are embezzlement, exploitation of power and irregular performance of public functions.

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