Thomas Yarrington was sentenced to nine years in prison in the United States

Thomas Yarrington was sentenced to nine years in prison in the United States

Today, U.S. District Judge Rolando Olvera sentenced Yarrington to 108 months in prison. Yarrington, who is not a U.S. citizen, is expected to face deportation proceedings after his imprisonment. In delivering the ruling, the court noted that Yarrington, as an elected official, had violated his oath of office “, weakening the state of Mexico and promoting criminal activity. As part of his punishment, Yarrington also forfeited a condominium in Port Isabel.”

US Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani: “Even if you are the governor of a Mexican state, we will not stand by when you use your position to line your pockets unfairly and violate the laws of the United States.”

“Today’s prison sentence against Yarrington concludes an international, multi-agency investigation that has spanned several years, spans two continents, and concludes that a corrupt politician will be brought to justice,” she added.

Tomas Yarrington Ruvalcaba, 66, was also a candidate for the Institutional Revolutionary Party’s nomination to run for Mexico’s presidency in 2005.

In March 2021, Yarrington reportedly accepted bribes from private individuals and corporations in Mexico to do business with the state of Tamaulipas while serving as governor. Yarrington was in this position from 1999 to 2005.

It was revealed that Yarrington used bribe money he received while governor to buy real estate in the US, and had certain buyers buy real estate in the US to disguise Yarrington’s ownership of the real estate and the illegal bribe money used to buy them.

Thus, Yarrington laundered his illegally obtained bribe money on the seashore, large real estate, business developments, aircraft and luxury vehicles.

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