A private law firm released a video depicting a prominent political figure in Northern Mexico discussing the utilization of government funds to gain state congressmen’s support.
This video is part of an inquiry conducted by the firm on behalf of a former Tamaulipas governor, who alleges that he is being subjected to political persecution and that the current administration has allowed criminal organizations to take control over the state.
This week, representatives from the Coello, Trejo, and Associates law firm released a video depicting Ricardo Gamundi, a former politician and top political operator from Tamaulipas, having dinner with an unknown woman and one of his associates as they discuss his political work.
Gamundi is being investigated for his role as a close advisor to former Tamaulipas Governor Eugenio Hernandez Flores; the latter is currently wanted by the U.S. Department of Justice on money laundering charges.
In the video, Gamundi asserted that one of the challenges Governor Americo Villarreal currently faces is that the state congress was put in place by former Governor Francisco Cabeza de Vaca.
He then suggested resolving this issue by using government funds to pay them off, indicating that this is a common practice.
Gamundi asserted that Americo’s lack of expertise in governorship coupled with his proximity to Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, given the current political climate, had resulted in his appointment as governor.
Representatives from Coello, Trejo, and Associates have presented video evidence and other documents to Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office as part of a lawsuit against Americo Villarreal and several suits filed against Santiago Nieto.
The allegations are that these defendants conspired to damage the reputation of their client, Cabeza de Vaca, by manipulating the electoral process.
Furthermore, they allege that organized crime has taken control of state government.
The lawyers claim that Cabeza de Vaca is being falsely accused of criminal activities for political reasons. They believe Nieto and Villarreal are behind these charges in order to gain an advantage in upcoming elections.
Emulando a @Jaime_BonillaV . Chequen Ricardo Gamundi asesor de @Dr_AVillarreal platicar cómo el gober, mediante dadivas y sobornos económicos, pretende comprar y corromper a los legisladores locales con el único fin de tener control del Congreso del Estado pic.twitter.com/abb9IwdV4j
— Lourdes mendoza (@lumendoz) September 28, 2023