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Prosecutors request maximum 15-year sentence for former governor on money laundering charges

Nezahualcóyotl, State of Mexico — The prosecutor’s office is asking for a 15-year prison term for former Quintana Roo governor, Roberto Borge. They are also asking for a reprimand to suspend his civil and political rights for the duration of the prison term.

Prosecutors requested the 15-year maximum penalty for money laundering, the only crime he has been charged with to date. During his legal process, the FGR has included 61 witnesses, four expert opinions, nine documentaries, 37 registration documents, 20 Officials from the Tax Administration Service, eight from different agencies, two from the National Maritime Public Registry and four photographic annexes.

“This Prosecutor’s Office will indicate the punitive claim and the quantum (amount) of the penalties in the hearing of individualization of sanctions, however, for the purposes of the accusation, the Prosecutor’s Office requests: imprisonment and fine,” says the brief of the federal prosecutor, Elizabeth Alcántar Cruz.

Alcántar Cruz also asked the judge to impose a reprimand on Borge, suspending his civil and political rights for the term of his imprisonment and order restitution to the Government of Quintana Roo, which includes 22 properties he sold to relatives.

Roberto Borge Angulo is accused of having laundered more than 900 million peso and selling 22 properties to relatives for under-value. Borge has been imprisoned in the Federal Criminal Justice Center of Nezahualcóyotl in the State of Mexico, since January of 2018.