Mexico Arrests Former Veracruz Police Chief in Graft Case

2/3/2017 New York Times

veracruzVERACRUZ, Mexico — The former police chief of the Gulf coast state of Veracruz was arrested Friday for alleged corruption in a case involving fugitive ex-Gov. Javier Duarte.

State chief prosecutor Jorge Winckler said Arturo Bermudez was detained on charges of illegal enrichment. Bermudez is suspected of amassing an ill-gotten fortune that allowed him to acquire at least five properties in Texas and become a hotelier in Veracruz.

He has denied the allegations in the past.

“I will show my face as many times as necessary,” he told reporters before a court hearing in November. “I am in the legal process. I will be providing evidence … to defend my innocence.”

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