The Public Prosecutor’s Office (PGR) has announced that on Thursday, 17 February, the Court of the United Kingdom accepted the extradition of Karim Macias, Wife of the former governor of Veracruz, Javier Duarte. The decision was made after analysis of the evidence by the Government of Mexico.
“During the extradition proceedings, the Mexican government presented all the necessary requirements and evidence, so today the judge granted the Mexican authorities the extradition of the person who is wanted to be prosecuted for his possible responsibility for the crime of fraud.”The Ministry of Foreign Affairs explained through a statement.
With the approval of the UK court, Karim Macias will face an arrest warrant for his alleged responsibility in the crime of damaging property worth 112 million pesos, at the expense of the state of Veracruz.
“The Government of Mexico takes this opportunity to thank the authorities of the British Attorney General’s Office, in particular the Special Prosecutor Paula Craven, as well as the legal team that represented the Government of Mexico in the Tribunal, headed by Solicitor Mark Summers, for their excellent work and commitment to the case.” The Mexican Foreign Ministry explained.
The consent to extradition and the collection of evidence were coordinated between the Attorney General of the State of Veracruz, The Office of the Prosecutor of the Republic, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Mexico in the United Kingdom, as confirmed by the SRE.
The decision was brought by law on file with the UK Home Secretary in order to review the powers and authority necessary to formally issue the international extradition of Karim Macias. It should be noted that the verdict is not over yet, as the wife of Javier Duarte can file an appeal in accordance with the law.
It may interest you: INAI rejects AMLO’s request to investigate Carlos Loret