They isolate Javier Duarte in the North prison on suspicion of covid-19

Mexico City.- Javier Duarte de Ochoa, former governor of Veracruz, who is imprisoned in the North Preventive Prison for Men in Mexico City, was isolated on suspicion of covid-19.

According to journalist Carlos Jiménez, the prison authorities made the decision after the former governor had contact with a visitor who tested positive for coronavirus.

It is expected that this Thursday the PCR test will be carried out to confirm or rule out the contagion, since it gave negative to a first test.

A federal court confirmed the sentence of nine years in prison imposed since 2018 on Javier Duarte de Ochoa, former governor of Veracruz, for the crimes of criminal association and money laundering, considering that the criminal process in which he accepted to plead guilty was legal, for which he imposed a fine of 58,890 pesos.

Federal sources confirmed that the Federal Court Third Unitary Court in Criminal Matters of Mexico City concluded that the evidence offered by the defunct Attorney General’s Office (PGR) was suitable to sustain that Duarte Ochoa participated in a criminal network to divert resources from the treasury , through shell companies and name brokers.

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