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June 28, 1996 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than a year after Abraham Polo Uscanga was found shot to death on the floor of his son's downtown office here, police investigators have amassed 16,000 pages of testimony, filling 15 large volumes. More than 600 officials have interviewed dozens of witnesses and grilled possible suspects. There have even been press reports--vigorously denied--that investigators hired a psychic to try to contact the murder victim for information.
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July 28, 2004 | Chris Kraul, Times Staff Writer
A two-year struggle by the former head of Mexico's oil monopoly to avoid extradition to face charges in an embezzlement scandal may soon end after his arrest this week in Houston. Rogelio Montemayor, the former director of Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, surrendered to U.S. federal authorities Monday. He has until Aug. 11 to appeal the decision Friday by U.S. District Judge Lynn N. Hughes to grant his extradition.
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March 22, 1994 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the increasingly confused aftermath of a shootout between state and federal police, a state deputy attorney general and five police commanders have been cleared of wrongdoing in the incident, authorities said Monday. A Mexican federal judge ordered only one official, an agent of the state prosecutor's office, to stand trial on charges of aiding the escape of two men arrested March 3 in the gunfight at a busy intersection, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2001 | H.G. REZA and SCOTT MARTELLE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Mission Viejo man who served as a liaison between St. Timothy's Catholic Church in Laguna Niguel and a rural Mexican orphanage it supported was cleared of child molestation charges Thursday after spending 6 1/2 years in prison. David Cathcart, 59, was declared innocent after four boys who had claimed he lured them into sexual acts recanted, saying the orphanage director had coerced them into lying, Mexican authorities said.
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January 20, 1998 | JAMES F. SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An appeals court scolded a judge Monday for comparing the accused killer of an American executive to Robin Hood but upheld the jurist's decision to dismiss the charges for lack of clear evidence. The Jan. 2 order from Maria Claudia Campuzano, a lower court judge, releasing the gang of five suspects angered the U.S. State Department and provoked a storm of criticism in Mexico, prompting an urgent review of her decision.
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January 6, 1998 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a ruling that stunned U.S. authorities and cast a fresh blot on this nation's fragile justice system, a judge has freed a man who reportedly admitted to killing a U.S. businessman here. The decision, which also freed four other suspects, outraged Mexican officials, who are under pressure to respond to a crime wave that is terrorizing the capital's residents, and appears to be claiming an increasing number of American victims.
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January 19, 1998 | From Reuters
Prosecutors in the Mexican capital say they have bolstered a case of judicial misconduct against a judge who freed the confessed killers of a U.S. businessman after calling the gang ringleader "a modern Robin Hood." A new arrest order was issued against the freed suspects, Samuel de Villar, the Mexico City attorney general, said late Saturday.
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June 21, 1995 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Abraham Polo Uscanga, an appeals court judge who had developed a reputation for independence, was murdered early Tuesday, police said. Missing since Monday, when he failed to appear for lunch, he was found shot in the back of the neck in his son's office on a major avenue in the capital, according to City Atty. Jose Antonio Gonzalez Fernandez. Forensic tests showed that Polo Uscanga, 60, was killed by the .
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June 14, 1995 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal magistrate said Tuesday that Mexico's law enforcement Establishment appears to be infected by "massive corruption," as evidenced by a scandal involving Mario Ruiz Massieu, that nation's former top anti-drug official. While harshly criticizing the system itself, U.S. Magistrate Ronald Hedges made no immediate ruling on the Mexican government's request for extradition of Ruiz Massieu, held in U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1987 | JIM SCHACHTER, Times Staff Writer
Complaining about the vagueness of corruption charges leveled by U.S. law enforcement, Mexico's attorney general has asked the American government for more information concerning allegations by the Drug Enforcement Administration that a Mexican supreme court justice was bribed by a reputed drug kingpin. Atty. Gen. Sergio Garcia Ramirez made the request Friday in a letter to Charles L. Pilliod Jr., the U.S. ambassador to Mexico.
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January 20, 1998 | JAMES F. SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An appeals court scolded a judge Monday for comparing the accused killer of an American executive to Robin Hood but upheld the jurist's decision to dismiss the charges for lack of clear evidence. The Jan. 2 order from Maria Claudia Campuzano, a lower court judge, releasing the gang of five suspects angered the U.S. State Department and provoked a storm of criticism in Mexico, prompting an urgent review of her decision.
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January 19, 1998 | From Reuters
Prosecutors in the Mexican capital say they have bolstered a case of judicial misconduct against a judge who freed the confessed killers of a U.S. businessman after calling the gang ringleader "a modern Robin Hood." A new arrest order was issued against the freed suspects, Samuel de Villar, the Mexico City attorney general, said late Saturday.
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January 6, 1998 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a ruling that stunned U.S. authorities and cast a fresh blot on this nation's fragile justice system, a judge has freed a man who reportedly admitted to killing a U.S. businessman here. The decision, which also freed four other suspects, outraged Mexican officials, who are under pressure to respond to a crime wave that is terrorizing the capital's residents, and appears to be claiming an increasing number of American victims.
NEWS
June 28, 1996 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than a year after Abraham Polo Uscanga was found shot to death on the floor of his son's downtown office here, police investigators have amassed 16,000 pages of testimony, filling 15 large volumes. More than 600 officials have interviewed dozens of witnesses and grilled possible suspects. There have even been press reports--vigorously denied--that investigators hired a psychic to try to contact the murder victim for information.
NEWS
June 21, 1995 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Abraham Polo Uscanga, an appeals court judge who had developed a reputation for independence, was murdered early Tuesday, police said. Missing since Monday, when he failed to appear for lunch, he was found shot in the back of the neck in his son's office on a major avenue in the capital, according to City Atty. Jose Antonio Gonzalez Fernandez. Forensic tests showed that Polo Uscanga, 60, was killed by the .
NEWS
June 14, 1995 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal magistrate said Tuesday that Mexico's law enforcement Establishment appears to be infected by "massive corruption," as evidenced by a scandal involving Mario Ruiz Massieu, that nation's former top anti-drug official. While harshly criticizing the system itself, U.S. Magistrate Ronald Hedges made no immediate ruling on the Mexican government's request for extradition of Ruiz Massieu, held in U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1995
What did the president know and when did he know it? These were fundamental questions in Watergate, the constitutional crisis that brought down President Richard Nixon in 1974. Now, similar questions are being asked in Mexico regarding former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari. Unlike most of the Mexican presidents who preceded him in office this century, Salinas has not faded into oblivion with the end of his six-year term.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2001 | H.G. REZA and SCOTT MARTELLE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Mission Viejo man who served as a liaison between St. Timothy's Catholic Church in Laguna Niguel and a rural Mexican orphanage it supported was cleared of child molestation charges Thursday after spending 6 1/2 years in prison. David Cathcart, 59, was declared innocent after four boys who had claimed he lured them into sexual acts recanted, saying the orphanage director had coerced them into lying, Mexican authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 1995
What did the president know and when did he know it? These were fundamental questions in Watergate, the constitutional crisis that brought down President Richard Nixon in 1974. Now, similar questions are being asked in Mexico regarding former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari. Unlike most of the Mexican presidents who preceded him in office this century, Salinas has not faded into oblivion with the end of his six-year term.
NEWS
March 22, 1994 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the increasingly confused aftermath of a shootout between state and federal police, a state deputy attorney general and five police commanders have been cleared of wrongdoing in the incident, authorities said Monday. A Mexican federal judge ordered only one official, an agent of the state prosecutor's office, to stand trial on charges of aiding the escape of two men arrested March 3 in the gunfight at a busy intersection, officials said.
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