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US sanctions ex-governor of Mexico's Nayarit state, judge

May 17, 2019 - Associated Press

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The U.S. Treasury Department says it has sanctioned a Mexican ex-governor and a Mexican judge under corruption and narcotics statutes.

The department alleged Friday that ex-Gov. Roberto Sandoval CastaƱeda engaged in corrupt acts such as "misappropriation of state assets" and receiving drug cartel bribes. It said that magistrate judge Isidro Avelar GutiƩrrez accepted money from the Jalisco New Generation and Los Cuinis gangs in return for rulings favoring them.