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Mother of imprisoned ex-governor protected by last minute Amparo

Cancun, Q.R. — Due to a Mexico City judgement, the Attorney General’s Office cannot prosecute or arrest the mother of former imprisoned Quintana Roo state governor, Roberto Borge Angulo due to a last minute Amparo.

The Attorney General’s Office of Quintana Roo cannot, for now, proceed with the investigation they have against María Rosa Yolanda Angulo Castilla, mother of former governor Roberto Borge Angulo or request her arrest.

The former president’s mother got the seventh district judge of Amparo in Criminal Matters in Mexico City to grant an arrest suspension, immobilizing federal authorities rendering them unable to prosecute her in the investigations in which she has been found involved.

The Seventh District judge noted that the Amparo does not prevent investigating police or the Prosecutor’s Office from continuing their investigation, but they simply cannot issue an arrest warrant until the judge defines the final suspension.

“Once the corresponding proceedings have been carried out in the preliminary investigation and, if appropriate, no criminal action is taken until the definitive suspension is resolved,” he said.

Angulo Castilla also requested access to three of the investigative files that involve her, however, the Second Collegiate Court denied her request.

Last week the state of Quintana Roo repossessed 22 real estate properties, two of which were found in her name. Of the properties, one was in Cancun, one in Playa del Carmen and the other 20 on the island of Cozumel where the family originates.

The Attorney General’s Office has identified María Rosa Yolanda Angulo Castilla as one of the most benefited by a money laundering network allegedly led by the former governor of Quintana Roo, Roberto Borge.

According to the data against Borge, Angulo Castilla participated in the fraudulent purchase of two of the 22 properties auctioned by Roberto Borge which amounted to more than 900 million peso.

Angulo Castilla and Roberto Borge Martín, father of the former governor, structured phantom companies “legitimize” the purchase of properties whose surplus value was high due to the privileged location in tourist areas.

In January, Roberto Borge Angulo was extradited back to Mexico after being arrested and imprisoned in Panama for six months.