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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 slapped sanctions Friday on a Mexican former governor already under suspicion in his home state of Nayarit, along with a Mexican judge, under corruption and narcotics statutes for purported drug cartel ties.

The department alleged that ex-Gov. Roberto Sandoval CastaƱeda engaged in corrupt acts such as "misappropriation of state assets" and receiving bribes from cartels including Jalisco New Generation.

A Treasury statement added that m...