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Mexican government freezes ex-governor Borge’s accounts

Chetumal, Q.R. — Mexican officials have reportedly frozen the accounts of the former Quintana Roo governor, Roberto Borge.

The accounts were ordered frozen by La Unidad de inteligencia Financiera (the Financial Intelligence Unit) for his probable commission of the crime of peculation. Borge remains imprisoned in the Centro Federal de Reinserción Psicosocial of Ayala, in the state of Morelos.

Earlier this month, Chetumal judge Alex Ramiro Buenfil Ayala found Borge involved in the irregular sale of 18 properties around the state during his administration, which led to the freezing of his financial accounts.

In a letter, the Deputy Director General of Legal Processes of the FIU stated that over the course of 20 cash deposits, Roberto Borge received more than 3.8 million peso of which 2.9 million corresponded to 19 deposits and another 1.6 million peso in a cash deposit for the sale of US dollars.

The investigations against him began in December of 2004 when HSBC issued an unusual operation report when, in less than 3 months, the 20 cash deposits were made to his personal bank account that could not be legally verified. Since then, he has been linked to several other irregularities while governor of the state of Quintana Roo.