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Corruption allegations long dogged ex-Mexico security chief

Posted On: Dec 11, 2019   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's former security chief was dogged by so many allegations of corruption and wrongdoing for so long that some said it was only a matter of time before he would be arrested.
What amazed some was that it took so long, and that Genaro García Luna's arrest this week came on U.S. soil rather than in Mexico.
García Luna, 51, who left the security post nearly a decade ago, was charged in federal court in New York with three counts of trafficking cocaine and one count of making false statements. He was arrested Monday outside Dallas and at his initial appearance Tuesday his bail hearing was set for Dec. 17. He moved to the U.S. in 2012 and has been living in Florida.
“This wasn't a surprise,” said Samuel González, who served as Mexico's chief organized crime prosecutor in a prior administration. González said he turned down offers to work with García Luna in the 2000s, noting that “it wasn't a question of if, but rather when” Garcia Luna would be charged.
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