Mexico’s top financial investigator on Friday reported on the webs of corruption and money laundering that thieves, traffickers, and political figures have used to hide their wealth.
Santiago Nieto, the head of Mexico’s Financial Intelligence Unit, said a federal judge took bribes to rule in favor of the violent Jalisco cartel and then used a lawyer’s office to buy vehicles and send as much as $2 million to the United States.
Another gang stole fuel from government pipelines and set up trucking companies to use the diesel and launder profits from sales of fuel to third parties . . .