Jorge Winckler Ortiz, former attorney general of Veracruz. Photo: Google

PULSE NEWS MEXICO

Jorge Winckler Ortiz, the former attorney general for the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, was arrested on Monday, July 25, in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, after being a fugitive from justice for more than two years.

The arrest was carried out by members of the Mexican Army’s National Anti-kidnapping Coordination Unit and the Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection,

Winckler Ortiz was appointed prosecutor during the government of the conservative National Action Party’s Miguel Ángel Yunes Linares governorship and although he would presumably have had a term of office of nine years, he was dismissed by the Congress of the State of Veracruz with by a majority of the leftist National Regeneration Movement (Morena) party.

Before being removed from office, Winckler Ortiz was accused of the crimes of torture and illegal deprivation of liberty against the former escort of the former attorney general of Veracruz.

 

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