United States: Mexican ex-security minister hit with new charge in U.S. corruption case

Former top Mexican security official Genaro Garcia Luna, accused in the United States of taking bribes to help a top drug gang operate freely, has been hit with a new charge that could add 20 years to his sentence if convicted, prosecutors said Thursday.

Garcia Luna, a minister during the term of former President Felipe Calderon, now faces a charge of “engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise,” the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said.

In January, Garcia Luna pleaded not guilty to accusations of drug trafficking conspiracy and making false statements.

The original full article can be found at reuters.com

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