The head of dispatch of the Prosecutor’s Office of Veracruz, Verónica Hernández Giadáns, acknowledged having a kinship with Guadalupe Hernández Hervis, alleged operator of Lo Zetas in the entity, however said that he had not had contact with her in 30 years.
This, after being questioned at his appearance at the Veracruz Congress by the deputy of Morena José Manuel Pozos Castro.
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According to Reforma newspaper, Hernández Hervis, aka the Chief, was alleged operator of Hernán Martínez Zavaleta, leader of the criminal group arrested in 2018.
“Family is not chosen, friends are chosen, and I am responsible for what I do and my words,” she replied as she accepted kinship.
Veracruz prosecutor Verónica Hernández Giadans admits to being family member of Guadalupe Hernández Hervis #LaJefa, who is noted for allegedly being operator of Hernán Martínez Zavaleta #ElComandante, considered head of Plaza de Los Zetas.?@mio_tabascopictwitter.com/PfSNyxW17u
— LupitaJuarez (@LupitaJuarezH) January 22, 2020
She also claimed that this blood relationship was mentioned in her confidence test and that she has more than 30 years of being out of contact with her.
Fiscal verily response Verónica Hernandez questions of diputadoshttps://t.co/T1W4UkhGoz pic.twitter.com/ZzrQC0jdEh
— Congress of Veracruz (@LegisVer) January 21, 2020
“I mentioned it to the question that if there were relatives who were dedicated, what I said was that what you hear in the notes, something had come out about it, because this was public and it came out in the media, which is what I knew. Fortunately, I said it at the time when I was evaluated and that speaks to the transparency and quiet conscience that I have,” he said at his arraignment.
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