Panama Extradites Mexico Ex-Governor Wanted for Graft

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A Mexican ex-governor accused of rampant corruption, Roberto Borge, was extradited from Panama Thursday to face charges at home, joining a long list of governors being prosecuted for graft in Mexico.

Borge is accused of selling government-owned real estate at one percent of its market value in his home state, Quintana Roo, which features Mexico’s most famous Caribbean beaches.

He faces state and federal charges including corruption, abuse of office and money laundering.

Borge, a governor for Mexico’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) from 2011 to 2016, was arrested June 4 in Panama as he tried to board a flight to Paris.

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