Mexico.- This Thursday, the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) dismissed an appeal for review submitted by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of the Ministry of Finance and Public Debt (SHCP) through which he demanded the cancellation of the security granted to the former Governor of the State of Veracruz, Xavier Duarte,
Former state president of Veracruz filed complaint appeal for protection with which he made his appeal 9 years in prisonSeeking to legally fight for properties insured by the government with this power.
At this day’s session of the First Chamber of the Supreme Court of the Nation, 4 ministers voted in favor of the draft decision of Minister Margarita Ríos Farjat, who proposed dismissing the appeal for review promoted by the FIU.
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Jurists at the Supreme Court in Mexico said the Financial Intelligence Unit had challenged Javier Duarte’s conviction for the crimes he was charged with, Appealing for 9 years in jail did not deter,
The 4 ministers agreed that, to date, the appeal has been resolved, and one of them has even confirmed the conviction against the former head of the Veracruz state executive branch.
Santiago Grandson Castillowho was then in charge of the FIU, filed an appeal for review before the Supreme Court to analyze the matter, as there is no precedent on the said case, because National Code of Criminal Procedure It does not stipulate that it must be confirmed in writing when a person refrains from appealing his sentence.
In September 2018, Javier Duarte pleaded guilty to the crimes of Criminal association and operations with resources of illegal originHowever, he did not want to appeal the sentence for them. However, a few days later he announced that he never intended to give up.
Because the controlling judge of the Federal Criminal Justice Center of the Northern Prison did not accept his appeal, the former governor of Veracruz sought refuge and a collegiate court appealed to him because he had not confirmed his decision in writing. It was in 2019 when the Collegiate Court ordered the controlling judge to act on the appeal.
Later, in 2020, holders of Third Unitary Criminal Court in Mexico City, Isabel Poros Odriozola accepted the appeal filed by Duarte for processing. Whereas in the month of May the same year, the judge had confirmed the sentence of 9 years in jail.
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It also ended the seizure of 40 properties of former governor20 of them correspond to plots in Campeche and 20 properties which have luxury apartments in CDMX. However, the magistrate clarified that this does not mean that they will be returned to Duarte, as they are part of other trials in the process, as it is unknown who their real owners are.
SCJN rejects FIU’s challenge against Javier Duarte