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Indicted former Mexico security chief not interested in plea

8 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago Tuesday, January 21 2020 Jan 21, 2020 January 21, 2020 12:59 PM January 21, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By JIM MUSTIAN
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - A lawyer for Mexico’s former top security official says he has no interest in negotiating a plea deal on charges he took tens of millions of dollars in drug-money bribes to protect the notorious Sinaloa cartel. The defense attorney for Genaro Garcia Luna told reporters Tuesday that he adamantly denies the charges and looks forward to going to trial. He said Garcia remains in good spirits. The remarks followed a hearing in Brooklyn federal court. Mexico recently restricted Garcia Luna's access to the country's financial system. His attorney says that could complicate efforts to fund his defense.

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