A judge linked Fidel Kuri Grajales, a former PRI deputy and former owner of the Veracruz Red Sharks soccer team, to the trial for his alleged participation in the crime of fraud.
It also issued a precautionary measure of preventive detention, while granting the Attorney General’s Office of the State of Mexico a period of closure of the investigation of two months.
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On September 20, Kuri Grajales was arrested in Mexico City by agents of the Investigative Police of the Capital Prosecutor’s Office and later transferred to the Penitentiary and Social Reintegration Center (Cereso) of Almoloya de Juárez, where he was placed at the disposal of a judge.
Agents of the @PDI_FGJCDMX, in support of a request for collaboration with authorities of the @FiscaliaEdomex, completed an arrest warrant against a man, for his probable participation in the crime of fraud. More information shortly. pic.twitter.com/cchK2wambs
— Prosecutor’s Office CDMX (@FiscaliaCDMX) September 20, 2021
In August 2016, the Tiburones Rojos club was seized due to the debts that the promoter maintained with workers dismissed unjustifiably.
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That same year, the Superior Oversight Body of Veracruz (ORFIS) opened an investigation into the team’s loan contract, as well as the Luis Pirata Fuente Stadium, which the administration of former governor Javier Duarte granted to the company owned by Fidel Kuri, for alleged irregularities.
In addition, Kuri came to use the football team to promote himself in the electoral processes of 2015 and 2017, acts for which he was sanctioned by the electoral authority.
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