August 7, 2002 |
Raul Salinas de Gortari, imprisoned brother of a former Mexican president, was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on new charges that he channeled government funds into private Swiss bank accounts. A judge in this city 35 miles west of Mexico City ruled that there was enough evidence to try Salinas on charges of receiving about $21 million in 1993 from a secret fund for his brother, who was president from 1988 to 1994.
July 17, 1999 |
Raul Salinas de Gortari, the brother of a former president and a glaring symbol of corruption for many in this country, won a double victory Friday when a Mexican judge slashed in half his 50-year sentence on murder charges and a Swiss court overturned the seizure of a fortune he had stashed in Europe.
January 23, 1999 |
Raul Salinas de Gortari, the disgraced brother of Mexico's former president, could count on few defenders Friday after his murder conviction. Yet support came from one unlikely quarter: the victim's family. "All the illegalities and irregularities committed [in the case] make us doubt the good faith of those who made this accusation," the family said in a statement blasting the guilty verdict.
January 22, 1999 |
Raul Salinas de Gortari, the brother of Mexico's former president, was convicted Thursday of the murder of a leading politician, bringing a four-year trial dubbed Mexico's "case of the century" to a surprising conclusion. Salinas, who has become a symbol of corruption to millions of Mexicans since his 1995 arrest, was given the maximum sentence, 50 years, with no chance of parole.
December 5, 1998 |
Citibank helped the brother of a former Mexican president secretly funnel as much as $100 million in alleged drug money out of Mexico and into Swiss bank accounts, according to a congressional report released Friday. The General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress, concluded that the second-largest U.S. bank ignored its own safeguards against money laundering and failed to verify the source of Raul Salinas' money.
October 22, 1998 |
Mexican authorities said Wednesday that they have launched an investigation into whether Raul Salinas de Gortari was a major drug-trafficking figure during his brother's presidency, as Swiss officials have charged. The Mexicans announced their probe after Swiss officials moved Tuesday to seize $114.4 million in European bank accounts, charging that it had come from drug trafficking.