President Andrés Manuel López Obrador disclosed that the federal government heeded the request of relatives of Mario Villanueva, former governor of Quintana Roo, for his release on health grounds, however, the process is in custody because there was an appeal Attorney General’s Office (FGR).
«A legal procedure is being made because it was considered family and citizens of Quintana Roo. Because of the health situation of Mario Villanueva a process was initiated that had been progressed, but there was an appeal of the Public Prosecutor’s Office on the subject, and because we are respectful of this, we are waiting for the procedure to be finished,» he said.
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«That procedure is to get Villanueva released?,» the press questioned during his morning conference.
«Yes,» the president replied.
Villanueva was arrested in 2001 at Quintana Roo and was handed out on May 8, 2010 to the United States, where he pleaded guilty to the crime of money laundering, and the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York imposed a sentence of 131 months in prison.
The former governor of Quintana Roo was repatriated to Mexico on March 18, 2017 from the United States, to serve a 22-year sentence imposed by a federal judge for health crimes.
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