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Mexican politician who is the alleged mistress of Chapo Guzman, set to be impeached

January 29, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican politician who is the alleged mistress of Chapo Guzman, set to be impeached

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The Office of the Mexico’s Attorney General (PGR) has announced it will seek the impeachment of the PAN deputy Guadalupe Lucero Sanchez-Lopez for falsifying an official government document to visit the leader of the Sinaloa cartel, drug lord Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, before his escape last July 11.

According to Proceso, Attorney General Arely Gomez requested the impeachment during a meeting of the senators of the PRI and the Green Ecologist Party of Mexico (PVEM). Gómez told the senators details of the investigation that concluded Sanchez-Lopez had committed a crime.

Gomez accused Sanchez-Lopez of using false credentials to visit Guzman, “We have prison records and a photocopy of the credentials containing a false name and address used by Sanchez Lopez to enter the Altiplano prison,” said Gomez.

Sanchez-Lopez is an elected legislator in Sinaloa who is accused of being the mistress of drug lord “Chapo” Guzman. The Mexican politician has vehemently denied the claims and has also refuted accusations that Guzman is the father of her two sons.

The impeachment request is believed to be the first step in the prosecution of Sanchez-Lopez, who enjoys immunity as an elected member of the Sinaloa legislature.

“We will have to comply with all legal steps to get to this stage, but this would vote for impeachment, although she has yet to be charged, the investigation into the subject’s relationship with ‘El Chapo’ is currently ongoing.”

The national leader of the PAN party, Ricardo Anaya challenged the public prosecutor to present evidence against the official from Sinaloa that would warrant the impeachment request.

Anaya accused the federal government of politicizing the issue as a way to remove Sanchez Lopez from her political position and questioned why it took the PGR seven months to call the legislator to testify.

However, he vowed PAN members of Congress and the Sinaloan legislature would not be an obstacle to the investigation to ensure that “justice is done.”

Law enforcement officials revealed that Sanchez-Lopez allegedly spent New Year’s Eve, with the drug boss, when he was still a fugitive.

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