Hearings for the extradition of Karime Macías begin in London

Since yesterday, the Magistrates Court of Westminster, on London, United Kingdom, began the hearings on the extradition to Mexico of Karime Macias, ex-wife of the former governor of Veracruz, Javier Duarte.

Hearings on the case are scheduled for the entire week, except this Tuesday, in order for both parties to unload their arguments.

At the first hearing, the prosecution alleged that Macías, indicated in Mexico as diversion of resources, you must face justice in your country. The verdict on the extradition process is expected to be delivered next week.

Karime Macías’s hearing has suffered several postponements due to the pandemic of covid-19.

Macías was arrested by the British Justice in October 2019, but was able to obtain parole after posting a bond of 150 thousand pounds sterling (four million 261 thousand pesos at the current exchange rate).

Among the precautionary measures to which she has been subjected since then, in addition to having surrendered her passport to the authorities to prevent her eventual escape, is signing assistance every week at the Westminster Police Station and not changing her address.

The last address registered with the British police is 10 Wilbraham Street, Apartment 8, in Belgravia, one of the most exclusive residential neighborhoods in London.

The process initiated by the British Prosecutor’s Office responds to an arrest warrant issued by the Mexican government by “severe accusations of fraud”. Among them is the possible deviation of 112 million pesos in contracts that the DIF of Veracruz He handed over to a network of companies facades during his tenure at the head of said institution.

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The legal action triggered by his provisional arrest was initiated after exposing to the British authorities the complete portrait of the participation of the then wife of Javier Duarte in the fraudulent scheme.

The defense requests British asylum for what it considers “alleged persecution”From your client in Mexico.

In the event that the judge authorizes the delivery to Mexico, the British Minister of the Interior will have the last word, Priti Patel, who must sign or revoke the court order, according to technical procedures.