Former Mexico PRI governor pleads guilty in drug-trafficking case

The Los Angeles Times, 8/3/2012

In one of the most high-profile drug prosecutions of a Mexican politician, a former state governor has pleaded guilty in a U.S. court to charges that he helped launder millions of dollars for cocaine traffickers.

The plea was entered Thursday by Mario Villanueva, former governor of state, home to the posh resort town of Cancun.

Villanueva was extradited to the United States in 2010 and could face a sentence of up to 20 years.

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