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Governor says provisional suspension to Borge not definitive

Cancun, Q.R. — Even though a provisional suspension has been granted to ex-state governor Roberto Borge Angulo, current state governor Carlos Joaquín González says this is a normal part of the process and is not a definitive suspension.

In anticipation of his extradition from Panama to Mexico, Borge Angulo’s defense requested an amparo before the Fifth District Court requesting that his client not be arrested when he lands on Mexican soil.

Miguel Ángel Pech, Attorney General of Quintana Roo, clarified that an expropriation was not granted to former governor Roberto Borge Angulo, but a provisional suspension and that this does not hinder the extradition procedure.

The prosecutor emphasized that the state government has accredited all the proceedings against Roberto Borge in an adequate manner and in collaboration with the federal authorities and will have to continue in a legal way with the extradition procedure request to Panama.

Carlos Joaquín González said, “I understand that they are processes that are normally carried out that are temporary suspensions that are made to guarantee that the processes are adequate and correct. They are not definitive suspensions but they are part of the process.”

The governor noted he hoped that the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) will do its work and not leave the case unpunished since his administration has filed the corresponding complaints, delivered the results of the audits and participated in the meetings organized by the federal agency.

“We have delivered and offered most of the documents, the evidence and all the results of the audits and reviews that we have made. The corresponding complaints were made. We have been present at different meetings that the Attorney General’s Office had to carry out the processes. I hope and wish that there is no impunity, that we work properly and correctly,” he said.

 

Borge Angulo has been detained in a Panama prison since June 4 following the completion of an arrest warrant issued by a judge in the State of Mexico for money laundering.

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