December 9, 1995 in Nation/World

Secret Accounts Linked To Salinas Found In U.S.

Associated Press

Prosecutors investigating former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari’s brother have found $123 million in secret accounts in Europe and the United States, the attorney general’s office confirmed Friday.

The information was the first indication that some of Raul Salinas de Gortari’s money, which Swiss officials say may be tied to drug-trafficking, had been deposited in American banks.

Raul Salinas, in jail on charges of ordering a leading politician’s murder, is also under investigation for money laundering and falsifying documents while his brother, Carlos Salinas de Gortari, was president.

Investigations are continuing in Luxembourg and the United States.

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