Federal prosecutors allege that an ex-governor of a neighboring country is guilty of taking bribes from drug cartels. Prosecutors further allege that he assisted gangs in smuggling drugs over the border into Texas and also helped in a conspiracy to launder money in Texas. In addition to the former governor, a foreign businessman was also indicted in the conspiracy, which includes charges of bank fraud.
According to the longtime politician's attorney in Texas, the indictment stems from statements obtained by people who have already been indicted and are being held in jail. The sources of the information cannot be trusted, according to the lawyer. The man has denied all of the charges being brought against him.