A fugitive former governor of the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, Cesar Duarte has been arrested in Miami on Wednesday July 8.
Recall that the Governor who fled in 2017 after he was accused of embezzling public funds schools now faces extradition to Mexico where he faces corruption charges for allegedly diverting about $52 million in public funds.
It was learnt that the ex-governor is accused of stealing hundreds of cows imported by the state to help small-scale Mexican ranchers replace their herds after a devastating drought.
Duarte is also accused of living a lavish lifestyle and using an official helicopter to fly friends and family to his ranch on weekends.
His arrest came after Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador paid an official visit to the US for talks with President Trump.
Duarte who is expected to appear at a federal court hearing in Miami in the next 72 hours to be informed of the charges against him in Mexico, faces at least eight state and federal charges.
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