October 28, 1996 |
First there were the psychics: two sisters who police say led them to a chilling letter containing an alleged account of a September 1994 night when Raul Salinas de Gortari--whose younger brother Carlos was then president of Mexico--supposedly beat a lawmaker to death with a baseball bat and ordered his body stripped of fingers, teeth and heart.
October 10, 1996 |
While excavating a ranch owned by the elder brother of a former Mexican president, federal investigators on Wednesday unearthed what they suspect may be the skull and bones of a onetime Mexican legislator. The lawmaker, Manuel Munoz Rocha, was accused of plotting with Raul Salinas de Gortari--the older brother of former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari--the 1994 slaying of a top ruling-party official. Mexico's Atty. Gen.
June 12, 1996 |
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.
June 6, 1996 |
The Justice Department said Wednesday that it is conducting a criminal investigation to determine whether U.S. laws were violated when an American bank helped transfer millions of dollars to accounts in Switzerland for Raul Salinas de Gortari, the oldest brother of Mexico's former president.
February 3, 1996 |
Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party has expelled Raul Salinas de Gortari, jailed brother of former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, a PRI spokeswoman said Friday. The long-ruling party has not yet decided whether to do the same to the former president, officials said. Raul Salinas has been in a high-security prison in Mexico since last February after being arrested on charges he ordered the assassination of a top PRI politician in 1994.
December 22, 1995 |
The ethics commission of Mexico's long-ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party recommended Thursday that the party expel former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari's elder brother from its ranks. In announcing the immediate suspension of Raul Salinas de Gortari's party rights and privileges, the party's Honor and Justice Commission stopped short of recommending disciplinary action against the former president himself. Instead, it stressed that the case against Carlos Salinas is still open.
December 16, 1995 |
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.
December 15, 1995 |
It was a rare moment of candor and open debate for the political party that has ruled Mexico with an authoritarian hand for nearly seven decades. The subject: expelling a former president--and his brother--from the party's ranks for the first time in more than half a century. "Indignation and embarrassment are the moral attitudes that unite us now in this ominous time of corruption and criminality!"
December 9, 1995 |
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.
December 7, 1995 |
After several days of closed-door meetings and interrogations, Swiss and Mexican authorities confirmed here Wednesday that the elder brother of former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari amassed at least $100 million in suspected drug money and is the target of an international money-laundering investigation.