Interpol hunting for former Mexican governor allegedly involved in corruption 

The former Mexican governor's own party suspended him until the criminal investigation is complete.

By: AP | Mexico City | Published:October 16, 2016 7:39 am
mexico, interpol. interpol governor, former mexico governor, Guillermo Padres, Guillermo Padres corruption, mexico governor coruption, mexico news, world news Mexican officials said the international police agency Interpol has issued a red notice for the detention of the former Mexican governor Guillermo Padres Elias who is under investigation on allegations of corruption. (Source: AP Photo/File)

Mexican officials say the international police agency Interpol has issued a red notice for the detention of a former Mexican governor who is under investigation on allegations of corruption.

A federal official says the alert targets Guillermo Padres, who was governor of the northern border state of Sonora from 2009 to 2015. The official spoke Saturday on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak on the record.

Padres’ own National Action Party agreed on Monday to suspend Padres’ right in the party until the criminal investigation is complete.

The Televisa network, says Padres is under investigation for fraud and operations with illicit funds, though the official declined to specify the possible charges.

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