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Spanish judge reopens criminal case against ex-PRI leader Humberto Moreira

Madrid, Spain — A Spanish judge has reopened the money laundering investigation against the former president of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) Humberto Moreira. The renewed interest in the case comes after revelations made by two witnesses to the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office.

Judge Santiago Pedraz filed the investigation against Moreira in 2016, however, the case was soon shut due to insufficient evidence against him for the crime of money laundering, a decision later confirmed by the Spanish National Court.

Despite this, prosecutors involved in the case continued to investigate and recently obtained the testimony of two people residing in Texas who provided information about the alleged money laundering activities of Moreira.

The new information has been presented to the Anticorruption Prosecutor. Moreira has been accused of laundering more than 200,000 euros, money that he claimed to have obtained from salaries in Mexico.