Former Nuevo León Governor Arrested for Embezzlement

Former Nuevo León Governor Jaime “El Bronco” Rodríguez. Calderón. Photo: Google


The former governor of Nuevo León, Jaime “El Bronco” Rodríguez Calderón, was arrested on Tuesday, March 15, in the municipality of General Terán for alleged embezzlement and misappropriation of government funds.

The arrest was carried out by the state prosecutor’s office specialized in electoral crimes.

Known for his hardline stance against organized crime and course behavior, Rodríguez Calderón was elected governor in 2015 as an independent candidate with half the votes of the election compared to his traditional party competitors.

He served as governor through 2017, when he formally became a candidate in the 2018 presidential race, which he lost to Andrés Manuel López Obrador, later resuming his term as governor.

In 2018, Mexico’s National Electoral Institute (INE) detected fraud in the search process for two independent candidacies for the presidency, with almost a million fake voter credentials in favor of Rodríguez Calderón.

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