February 12, 2000 |
Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Mexico's reviled former president who fled into self-imposed exile in 1995, has moved to Cuba from Ireland, La Jornada newspaper said Friday. Salinas' sister, Adriana, confirmed the move after she returned to Mexico from a visit to Havana with Ana Paula Gerard de Salinas, the ex-president's second wife, the newspaper said. The Cuban government refused to discuss Salinas' whereabouts.
September 22, 1998 |
Former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari lashed out from his self-imposed seclusion Monday, warning Mexico's top justice officials that they could be implicated in a widening scandal about drug trafficking during his administration. Salinas counterattacked after the leak of a report claiming that his brother Raul virtually ran narcotics traffic in Mexico during the 1988-94 Salinas presidency.
July 23, 1998 |
A judge has ordered the arrest of a top aide to former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari on charges that he illegally amassed a fortune while in office, a judicial official said Wednesday. The arrest warrant marked the first time that Justo Ceja, Salinas' private secretary, had been formally accused of a crime. No information was provided on how officials believe that Ceja acquired the money.
May 21, 1998 |
A Mexican appeals court Wednesday found Raul Salinas de Gortari, brother of former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, not guilty of money-laundering charges, his lawyer said. "Today, a federal appeals court found my client not guilty of the charge of money laundering. This was one of the most important charges against him," the lawyer, Raul Cardenas, said.
February 17, 1997 |
U.S. investigators tracing more than $9 million they seized from the Texas bank accounts of a former Mexican deputy attorney general in 1995 have linked him and the family of former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari to a Mexican drug trafficker, a Mexico City magazine reported Sunday. The muckraking news weekly Proceso said it based its report on official U.S. government documents detailing witnesses' testimony in a U.S. civil case pending in Houston against former Deputy Atty. Gen.
February 13, 1997 |
A federal appeals judge has cleared Raul Salinas, the jailed brother of former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, of tax fraud charges. Judge Raul Melgoza Figueroa ordered the charges dropped after finding that there was too little evidence to convict Salinas. He remains in a maximum-security prison in Mexico City on a host of other charges, including murder. Salinas was arrested in 1995 on charges that he plotted the 1994 assassination of top ruling party official Jose Francisco Ruiz