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Panama to Extradite Ex-Mexico Governor on Corruption Charges

Monday, 18 September 2017 06:38 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors say Panama has agreed to extradite a fugitive ex-governor sought on for corruption charges.

A statement Monday from the Attorney General's Office says former Gov. Roberto Borge can still appeal the Panamanian's government's decision. He was detained in Panama in June before he was to board a flight to Paris.

Borge was governor of Quintana Roo from 2011 to 2016. The Caribbean coast state is home to Cancun and other resorts.

Prosecutors seized 25 state properties worth hundreds of millions of dollars that were allegedly sold to private parties at a fraction of their value during Borge's time in office. Media reports have linked the buyers to him.

Borge is the third ex-governor from President Enrique Pena Nieto's governing party to face corruption allegations.

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Mexican prosecutors say Panama has agreed to extradite a fugitive ex-governor sought on for corruption charges.A statement Monday from the Attorney General's Office says former Gov. Roberto Borge can still appeal the Panamanian's government's decision. He was detained in...
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