Ex-governor of Mexican state agrees to extradition from Guatemala

06/27/2017 Reuters

DuarteA former state governor from Mexico’s ruling party, wanted on charges of embezzlement and organized crime, agreed on Tuesday to be extradited to his homeland from Guatemala, where he was arrested in April.

Javier Duarte, who was governor of the Gulf state of Veracruz until last year, said in a court in Guatemala City that he was willing to face accusations against him in Mexico, although he denied any wrongdoing.

“I accept the extradition,” said Duarte, who has become emblematic of corruption in Mexico.

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