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Government adds charge of organized crime to Borge’s list of grievances

Cheutmal, Q.R. — The Mexican government has added another charge to the list of grievances of Roberto Borge, this time for organized crime.

The former governor of Quintana Roo, Roberto Borge Angulo, is currently in a federal prison facing other charges and has now had organized crime added to the list “with the purpose of committing crimes related to operations of resources of illicit origin”.

La Fiscalía General de la República (FGR) already has an order of presentation issued by a judge to charge him with the crime, however, they require authorization from the government of Panama, where he was arrested, to extend the terms of the extradition agreement and prosecute him for that new crime.

Borge, who was arrested at the Panama International Airport in June of 2017, is charged with several crimes including the crime for the probable illicit use of power and of probable irregular performance of the public service, which caused a bankruptcy of the treasury.

He is also charged with the crime of peculation for the disposal of 18 properties at a price lower than their commercial value in contravention of what is stipulated by law.

The crimes are to the detriment of the public administration of the state of Quintana Roo that Borge governed from 2011 to 2016. He was arrested in Panama in 2017 and extradited to Mexico in January of 2018. He remains imprisoned in the Centro federal de Rehabilitación Psicosocial of Ayala, Morelos.