The Attorney General’s Office (FGR) and the judicial authorities of Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Guanajuato, and Jalisco are preparing a 276 million-peso coup against the finances of organized crime.
In a report to the Senate of the Republic, the FGR and the National Conference for the Procurement of Justice detail that between August 2019 – when the new rules for the extinction of ownership came into force – and July 2020, 45 lawsuits regarding extinction were initiated. of domain to take goods from criminal groups resulting from illicit activities such as drug trafficking, corruption, huachicol, extortion, kidnapping of persons and money laundering. However, in two cases there was no economic interest for the State, so only 43 proceeded.
The document details that the trials in process imply 76 million 402 thousand 883.64 pesos and nine million 385 thousand 556 dollars. According to the conversion made by this newspaper with the peso-dollar exchange rate of 21.27 pesos on November 1, the nine million 385 thousand 556 dollars translate into 199 million 630 thousand 776.12 pesos.
The Office of the Prosecutor must deliver said report every year, as part of the actions to combat organized crime by attacking its financial structure.
They will take 276 million pesos from organized crime
The FGR notified the Senate of the appeals that were filed in the last year against crime.
The Attorney General’s Office (FGR) and the judicial authorities of Mexico City, the State of Mexico, Guanajuato and Jalisco are in the process of taking 276 million pesos from organized crime in the first 43 lawsuits for the extinction of domain that proceeded in the last year.
This was reported to the Senate of the Republic by the FGR itself and the National Conference of Justice Procurement (CNPJ).
In the first Annual Report on Extinction of Domain, corresponding to the period from August 2019 to July 2020, which last week the Attorney General of the Republic delivered to the Upper House, it specifies that it is 76 million 402 883.64 pesos and nine million 385 thousand 556 dollars.
The conversion made by this newspaper, with the peso-dollar exchange rate of 21.27 pesos on Sunday, November 1, implies that the nine million 385 thousand 556 dollars translate into 199 million 630 thousand 776.12 pesos, which makes a total of 276 million 33 thousand 659.76 pesos.
The document of the Prosecutor’s Office details to the senators that, in total, 45 lawsuits were initiated regarding the forfeiture of ownership, however, in two there was withdrawal because “the property did not represent an economic interest for the State, susceptible to the administration” .
Thus, in total, there are 43 trials in the process of relief in courts, of which three were filed by the Attorney General’s Office.
Said lawsuits were for an amount of four million 654 thousand 820 pesos and nine million 385 thousand 556 dollars.
According to the report delivered to the upper house, the authorities of Mexico City initiated 16 lawsuits for the expiration of property, but two were desisted; therefore, they have 14 lawsuits in process, which imply a total amount of 33 million 14 thousand 867.19 pesos.
For their part, the authorities of the State of Mexico have opened 14 lawsuits for extinction of ownership, which, the authorities establish, involve resources for 31 million 154 thousand 71.90 pesos.
In turn, the state of Guanajuato has 10 lawsuits open for cases of forfeiture of domain for an amount of five million 854 thousand 266.50 pesos.
And the state of Jalisco also has two lawsuits in process, for an amount of one million 724 thousand 858.05 pesos.
The report of the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic and of the National Conference of Justice Procurement, which is made up of five pages, makes the clarification:
“The assumption of judgments issued in matters of domain extinction has not been updated and, therefore, neither of income obtained in trials nor of their destination, in the exercise of the powers granted in the National Law of Domain Extinction the state attorneys’ offices and prosecutors and the Attorney General’s Office ”, the document states.
The new domain forfeiture rules, which came into force since August 2019, oblige the Attorney General’s Office to deliver this annual report, in order to know the reality of the use that is given to this legal figure, which It was designed to take away the assets that are the product of the proceeds from illicit activities, such as drug trafficking, corruption, huachicol, extortion, kidnapping and money laundering, among other illicit activities.
The report that was delivered to the Senate of the Republic also specifies that still 11 states do not have the unit or prosecutor dedicated to the extinction of domain.
The entities that still have the creation of said instances pending are Aguascalientes, Campeche, Coahuila, Colima, Nuevo León, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Tlaxcala, Yucatán and Zacatecas.
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