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Minister of Supreme Court resigns amid Mexico, U.S. financial investigations

Mexico City, Mexico — The Minister of the Supreme Court of Justice, Eduardo Medina Mora, has put in his resignation after investigations were opened against him for financial irregularities.

Morena senator, Ricardo Monreal, announced that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador accepted the resignation of Minister Eduardo Medina Mora. “The President of the Republic, Andrés Manuel, has accepted the resignation of Minister Eduardo Medina Mora. We are waiting for it to be sent for analysis, according to the provisions of article 98 of the Constitution,” he explained.

The resignation of Medina Mora comes 11 years before the end of his position, for which he was elected for a term of 15 years, and would have been seated until 2030.

The news of his resignation comes on the heels of investigations by the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Ministry of Finance who are looking into his finances, which according to recent information received by the Mexican government from U.S. government financial agencies, the judicial officer received financial transfers that did not correspond to his level of income as reported in his equity declarations.

The minister decided to resign his position with la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación (SCJN) for which he was elected in the Senate of the Republic in 2015 from a list proposed by then-President Enrique Peña Nieto.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has publicly confirmed the existence of an investigation against Medina Mora based on information received by the United States government on the cited multi-million-peso account transfers into the U.S.