Tomas Yarrington

Former State Official Wanted by U.S. Feds Arrested in Mexican Border City

Mexican law enforcement agents arrested a former top official with the Tamaulipas government in the border city of Matamoros on state embezzlement charges. That official is also a fugitive in Texas where he faces multiple charges including money laundering and bank fraud.

Arrested Mexican Official

PHOTOS: Fugitive Cartel-Linked Mexican Governor Enjoyed Life of Luxury

A former governor of Tamaulipas, Mexico, is finally expected to appear in a U.S. federal court after spending close to five years on the run from U.S. federal authorities. The cartel-connected governor will face a U.S. federal judge for his initial hearing in connection with 11 charges including drug trafficking and money laundering.

Cartel Linked Governor

7 Lideres Mexicanos con Nexos a Carteles de la Droga

Muchos de los principales líderes de México están vinculados a los violentos cárteles de la droga que invaden su país. A medida que México se desliza cada vez más hacia un fallido narco-estado, los vínculos de los altos políticos con los cárteles de la droga posiblemente ayudan a explicar el por qué.

Enrique Pena Nieto (Juan Mabromata / AFP / Getty)

7 Mexican Leaders with Ties to Drug Cartels

Many of Mexico’s top leaders are linked to the brutal drug cartels overrunning their country. As Mexico slips further into a failed narco-state, top politicians’ links with drug cartels possibly help explain why.

Enrique Pena Nieto (Juan Mabromata / AFP / Getty)

Mexican Fugitive Governor Arrested — Second in Days

Police in Guatemala arrested a second former Mexican governor just days after authorities arrested another Mexican fugitive cartel-linked governor in Italy. Guatemalan police arrested the fugitive governor on organized crime and embezzlement charges.

Javier Duarte Arrest

Mexican Governor Fighting U.S. Extradition for Cartel Case

The accused cartel-linked former governor of the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas claimed in Italian court that he does not want to be extradited to the U.S. for multiple drug trafficking and money laundering charges. The politician faces allegations of being a surrogate of Mexico’s Gulf, Los Zetas, and Beltran Leyva Cartels.

Fugitive Governor

Lideres Mexicanos Vuelven a Mentir en Lucha Con USA por Narco Extradicion

Las autoridades mexicanas afirman que no estuvieron de acuerdo con la futura extradición a Estados Unidos de un gobernador fugitivo buscado en Texas por cargos de narcotráfico y lavado de dinero. Mientras el gobierno de Estados Unidos ha solicitado al gobierno italiano su extradición, México sólo ha solicitado información sobre su ubicación.

The Associated Press

Mexican Leaders Caught Lying Again in Cartel Extradition Fight with U.S.

Saving face, Mexican officials are claiming they did not agree to the U.S. extradition of a fugitive governor wanted in Texas for drug trafficking and money laundering charges. While the U.S. government has requested from the Italian government his extradition, Mexico has only requested information as to his location.

The Associated Press

Feds Nab Mexican Socialite on Narco Bribery Charges

A Mexican socialite is currently in U.S. custody facing federal money laundering charges for her alleged role in helping a former Tamaulipas governor move millions in bribes and embezzled funds into Texas. The case points to a larger conspiracy where key members the upper echelons of high society in that state appear to have taken part in laundering funds for corrupt politicians.

DEA Drug Cartel Report

Fugitive Mexican Narco-Governor’s Money Man Released after Arrest

MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon — State authorities authorities have arrested a man wanted by the U.S. Department of Justice for his role in laundering millions in cartel funds and bribes for a fugitive Tamaulipas governor. The arrest was part of a joint operation between Tamaulipas and Nuevo León. Hours after the arrest, federal authorities in Mexico released him claiming they did not have a warrant.

Nuevo Leon Police

Top Mexican Officials Admit to Bribery Scheme in Texas

Two Mexican border state officials and four U.S. businessmen have pleaded guilty to demanding and receiving millions in bribes to have Mexican government planes be stored and serviced in Texas border cities.

Fugitive Tamaulipas Governor Eugenio Hernadez

Mexican Politicians Demand Country’s Government Hunt Down Fugitive Governors

Mexican politicians are calling out that country’s government for their lack of action in searching for two former governors who are wanted by the U.S. Department of Justice on money laundering and drug charges. The politicians are asking the Mexican government to offer a reward for their capture.

Fugitive Tamaulipas Governor Eugenio Hernadez

Mexican Border State Political Campaigns Took Millions from Drug Cartels, Say Witnesses

The Mexican border state of Tamaulipas has a history of demanding cash bribes from drug traffickers in exchange for keeping law enforcement away and letting them cross ton-quantities of drugs through the state and eventually into America. Witnesses say the cartel bribes financed political campaigns for the political elite in the state.

Fugitive Tamaulipas Governor Eugenio Hernadez