Former Mexican Gov. Cops To Money Laundering Scheme

By Michelle Casady (June 18, 2020, 4:33 PM EDT) -- The former governor of a Mexican state has told a federal judge in Texas he is guilty of participating in a money laundering scheme to conceal bribes he received in exchange for handing out contracts to build roads in the state of Coahuila.

Jorge Juan Torres-Lopez, 66, on Wednesday pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to launder money and is set to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos on Sept. 10. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine, according to court documents.

Torres-Lopez served as interim governor of the state of Coahuila...

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