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March 1, 1995 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal agents arrested the elder brother of former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari on Tuesday, charging him with masterminding last year's assassination of the ruling party's No. 2 official. This was the second bombshell President Ernesto Zedillo's government has dropped in less than a week on his own long-ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, known as the PRI. Pablo Chapa Bezanilla--Atty. Gen.
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June 15, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The brother of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari walked out of jail after his 1994 murder sentence was overturned. A beaming Raul Salinas de Gortari said, "I have always been innocent" as he left the Santiaguito jail outside Mexico City. He paid bail of $2.9 million because he still faces charges of graft. A judge last week threw out his conviction and 27-year prison sentence, ruling that there had been insufficient evidence of guilt.
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August 7, 2002 | From Associated Press
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.
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June 10, 2005 | Richard Boudreaux, Times Staff Writer
A judicial panel late Thursday voided the 1999 murder-conspiracy conviction of Raul Salinas de Gortari, the brother of a former president, overturning a verdict that Mexicans had applauded as proof that the politically mighty were no longer above the law. The three-judge panel's ruling on a defense appeal could clear the way for the flamboyant multimillionaire's release after more than 10 years in prison.
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June 10, 2005 | Richard Boudreaux, Times Staff Writer
A judicial panel late Thursday voided the 1999 murder-conspiracy conviction of Raul Salinas de Gortari, the brother of a former president, overturning a verdict that Mexicans had applauded as proof that the politically mighty were no longer above the law. The three-judge panel's ruling on a defense appeal could clear the way for the flamboyant multimillionaire's release after more than 10 years in prison.
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June 12, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
The government seized 13 valuable Pacific coast properties belonging to the jailed brother of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari. The properties were seized in connection with an "illegal enrichment" charge that Raul Salinas de Gortari faces. Among the properties seized were 10 apartments and two vacant lots in the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo area and another property in Acapulco, the official Notimex news agency reported.
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May 17, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A former special prosecutor wanted for questioning about accusations that he planted evidence implicating a former president's brother in a murder was detained in Madrid. The Mexican attorney general's office confirmed that Pablo Chapa Bezanilla was being held in the Spanish capital.
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December 9, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Prosecutors investigating former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari's brother have found $123 million in secret accounts in the United States and Europe, the attorney general's office confirmed. The information was the first indication that some of Raul Salinas de Gortari's money, which Swiss officials say may be tied to drug-trafficking, had been deposited in U.S. banks.
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June 15, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
The brother of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari walked out of jail after his 1994 murder sentence was overturned. A beaming Raul Salinas de Gortari said, "I have always been innocent" as he left the Santiaguito jail outside Mexico City. He paid bail of $2.9 million because he still faces charges of graft. A judge last week threw out his conviction and 27-year prison sentence, ruling that there had been insufficient evidence of guilt.
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September 20, 1998 | Reuters
Swiss police investigators have concluded that a brother of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari played a central role in Mexico's cocaine trade, the New York Times reported Saturday. The paper said that Salinas' elder brother, Raul Salinas de Gortari, raked in huge bribes to protect the flow of drugs into the United States.
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August 7, 2002 | From Associated Press
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.
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July 17, 1999 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 23, 1999 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 22, 1999 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN and JAMES F. SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
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.
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December 5, 1998 | From Reuters
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.
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October 22, 1998 | MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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December 16, 1995 | From Times Wire Reports
Swiss police freed the second of two prominent Mexican suspects from jail in a case of alleged drug-money laundering linked to former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari. Prosecutors said there were no longer grounds to hold Paulina Castanon, Salinas' sister-in-law, saying she had helped investigators and that it now appears she had only a subordinate role in the overall case. Castanon and her brother Antonio Castanon were arrested Nov. 15 in Geneva. Her brother was released Tuesday.
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May 13, 1997 | Reuters
Atty. Gen. Jorge Madrazo Cuellar said Monday that he has launched an investigation into allegations of money laundering by the government's food distribution agency, Conasupo. He said the government began its own investigation after the Washington Post reported Sunday that the U.S. Justice Department is looking into allegations that the older brother of former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari used Conasupo to launder drug profits through U.S. banks.
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October 21, 1998 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG and MARY BETH SHERIDAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After the most extensive money-laundering investigation in Swiss history, officials on Tuesday publicly accused Raul Salinas de Gortari, brother of Mexico's former president, of being a kingpin in the cocaine trade and pocketing at least $500 million in illicit profits.
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September 20, 1998 | Reuters
Swiss police investigators have concluded that a brother of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari played a central role in Mexico's cocaine trade, the New York Times reported Saturday. The paper said that Salinas' elder brother, Raul Salinas de Gortari, raked in huge bribes to protect the flow of drugs into the United States.
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