Former Mexican governor pleads guilty to money laundering

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Former Coahuila state Governor Jorge Juan Torres López has plead guilty to money laundering in a Corpus Christi Court last year, now a U.S. judge sentenced him to three years in federal prison.

He served as governor of Coahuila, which borders Texas, for much of 2011. Prosecutors said Torres worked for the Mexican government from 1994 to 2011 and had served in other roles as well.

Torres, who was indicted in 2013, was arrested in Mexico in February 2019 and extradited to the U.S. in October 2019. 

Prosecutors said that as part of his plea, Torres agreed to forfeit property in the U.S. that was associated with the payments.

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