MCALLEN, Texas — The U.S. federal government has formally announced that yet another former governor from Mexico has now become a fugitive sought by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District Of Texas announced Friday morning that former Tamaulipas governor Eugenio Hernandez Flores has been charged with money laundering and money laundering conspiracy charges.
As previously reported by Breitbart Texas, Hernandez has been implicated in money laundering through a series of civil forfeiture cases accusing him of laundering bribe money that he received for government favors, as well as from Mexican drug traffickers including Los Zetas.
Hernandez, who was the governor from 2005 to 2010, is the second Tamaulipas governor to be criminally charged in the U.S. on money laundering charges connected to taking money from Mexican drug cartels. Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba, who served as governor before Hernandez, is currently facing money laundering and drug trafficking charges for his alleged role in helping the Gulf Cartel, Los Zetas and other Mexican cartels.
Now both governors are considered fugitives by the DEA and the U.S. Department of Justice.
Hernandez Flores , 57, along with his brother-in-law Oscar Gomez Guerra, have both been charged in an indictment which was unsealed Thursday evening and obtained by Breitbart Texas.
The U.S. government is seeking to seize $30 million from the two men as well as four properties, three of which are in McAllen, plus another property in Austin.