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U.S deports wanted criminal back to Mexico to face fraud charges

Mexico City, Mexico — The Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) has reported the deportation of a wanted criminal back to Mexico. The FGR said that Rafael Antonio Olvera Amezcua was deported from the United States and returned to Mexico where he is wanted on fraud charges.

The federal agency said that authorities of the Customs and Immigration Control Agency, Deportation Operations Division (ICE-ERO) and the United States Department of Homeland Security were responsible for the deportation.

“This morning, Rafael O was handed over to the Mexican authorities,” the FGR said in a statement released Wednesday morning. They said that he was handed over to Mexican officials of the Criminal Investigation Agency at the Lincoln-Juárez Bridge, which connects the cities of Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.

Rafael O is allegedly responsible for defrauding more than 6,000 people, mostly older adults, through a government financial program Sociedad Financiera Popular Ficrea.

He is facing criminal charges for money laundering and violation of the Popular Savings and Credit Law.