Ex-Mexican governor likely extradited from Guatemala by end-July: lawyer

07/04/2017 Reuters

DuarteJavier Duarte, a former state governor from Mexico’s ruling party wanted on charges of embezzlement and organized crime, is likely to be extradited from Guatemala by the end of this month, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

During a break in proceedings at a courthouse in Guatemala City discussing federal charges against Duarte, his lawyer told Reuters it was now most likely the ex-governor of the Gulf state of Veracruz would be extradited to Mexico before the end of July.

“We calculate that the extradition process will take between 15 and 18 working days,” Carlos Velasquez said.

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