Cienfuegos case. FGR must assess EU evidence: lawyer

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The Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) will have to determine whether the evidence provided by the United States is sufficient to initiate a process against the general Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, former Secretary of National Defense (Sedena), said his lawyer Rafael Heredia.

In interview with MILLENNIUM, the litigant indicated that he hopes that today the former head of the Sedena arrive in Mexico and go directly home with your family.

“The general is 72 years old, he is a man I know very well, he is a man who has served Mexico and the Army for more than 55 years, so I trusted him, I know him very well and from my point of view he sir, he has not committed an illicit act, “he said.

“Is the General willing to speak?”

Of course yes. The Lord General for a reason became the head of the Secretary of National Defense.

Questioned about the legality of Thousands of Blackberry messages allegedly involving the general in illicit activities, and whose communications intervention was carried out by the DEA, lawyer Rafael Heredia stated that he does not know any evidence so far, since no one has had access to it.

“In Mexico, obviously he is going to be summoned so that in the event that the Prosecutor’s Office considers it so, he has his constitutional right to a hearing. So I don’t know. Today I hope that he arrives in Mexico and goes directly home with his family, “he said.

The litigant thanked the president for the intervention Andrés Manuel López Obrador, as well as the President of the United States, Donald Trump, the Attorney General of the Republic, Alejandro Gertz Manero, the US Attorney, William Barr, as well as the Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard, “for having enforced the the collaboration agreements between the two countries indicated ”so that the Department of Justice asked to drop the charges.

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