Genaro Garcia Luna’s Mexican Proceedings Have No Impact on U.S. Trial

Genaro Garcia Luna’s Mexican Proceedings Have No Impact on U.S. Trial

Former Secretary of Public Security during Felipe Calderón’s Term has No Connections to Mexico Arrest

The Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) has clarified that the trial that is being carried out in the United States against the former Secretary of Public Security during the six-year term of Felipe Calderón (2006-2012), Genaro García Luna, has no connection and does not affect “in any way” the three arrest warrants he currently faces in Mexico.

According to the Mexican Prosecutor’s Office, García Luna is facing three charges for improper use of power and authority, for illegal enrichment and for the illegal introduction of weapons. In addition, two other investigations against him are reported in progress.

The FGR stated that the accusations García Luna faces for sentences from 10 years to life imprisonment in the US prisons do not have any effect “in any way” on Mexican procedures. One of the crimes García Luna is being prosecuted for is his probable participation in the “Fast and Furious” operation, in which weapons were illegally brought into the Latin American country.

The Mexican Government has taken legal action to attempt to recover 700 million dollars that is related to the crimes charged against García Luna during his time in office. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador publicly questioned the fortune of Genaro García Luna last Tuesday at his daily press conference and stated that he had potentially accumulated $1 billion.

All future proceedings against García Luna to be tried in Mexico have no connection to the criminal proceedings currently occurring in the United States.

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