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Report: Juarez Cartel helped finance campaign of Mexican Pres. Enrique Pena Nieto

March 19, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Report: Juarez Cartel helped finance campaign of Mexican Pres. Enrique Pena Nieto

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New blockbuster revelations have surfaced from a comprehensive investigation by an independent news organization, which details how high-ranking organized crime figures within the Juarez Cartel helped finance the political campaign of current Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

According to the report by Aristegui Noticias, the Juarez cartel through the use of shell companies and even government programs, laundered illicit drug money that went straight into the coffers of members of the Pena Nieto’s Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI) for the 2012 campaign.

Furthermore, the report claims that leading figures in the Juarez Cartel used the laundered proceeds to finance thousands of cash cards, which were subsequently given to the Pena NIeto’s campaign that resulted in him winning the presidency.

The criminal organization funded the cash cards provided by a business entity called Monex, by using a network of shell companies operated by top Juarez Cartel operatives.

Aristegui Noticias specifically identified Rodolfo David “El Consul” Avila Cordero, a financial operator of the Juarez Cartel, who implicates the leading politicians in Mexico’s ruling (PRI) party.

As JammedUp reported on Friday, Avila Cordero was a representative of a company called Grupo Comercializador Conclave, which helped facilitate the multi-million dollar transfers deals of high-profile players from Colombia and Mexico by major European soccer clubs.

Police arrested Avila Cordero in 2005 in Mexico City in connection with money laundering along with the seizure of almost $750,000 in cash.

An investigation identified Avila Cordero as a top financial operator for the Juarez (Carrillo Fuente) Cartel, who maintained connections with Colombian drug lords on behalf of the organization.

His ties to high-ranking Mexican government officials had also earned him the nickname “The Consul” according to Aristegui Noticias.

Upon his release from prison, Avila Cordero worked as a contractor for a government funded program called Crusade Against Hunger established by President Pena Neto, which was aimed at improving the quality of life for the people of Mexico.

According to the report, Cordero secured more than $396 million pesos or $25 million in government contracts through rigged bidding processes by government officials using a company called Conclave SA de CV and Prodasa SA de CV.

Aristegui Noticias further revealed how Conclave SA de CV was a shell company that didn’t even have offices or a working staff on payroll.

The founder of Aristegui Noticias, Carmen Aristegui, was a respected radio journalist. She detailed how her previous investigative report into real estate properties given to Pena Nieto as bribes directly led the firing her and her staff by her former employers. However, Aristegui continues reporting through her website.

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