Former Mexican governor facing corruption accusations turns himself in

Former PAN Governor of Sonora Guillermo Padrés came out of hiding and turned himself in to Mexican authorities to face corruption accusations on 10 November 2016 (Aristegui). Padrés, who had been wanted since August 2016, when the Mexican Attorney General’s Office (PRG) ordered his arrest for suspicion of money laundering, appeared before a 12th District Court judge at the Reclusorio Oriente prison to face charges (Aristegui and Economía Hoy). Padres will remain at Reclusorio Oriente until 16 November 2016 while his legal situation is resolved (24 Horas). Before turning himself in, Padrés told Radio Fórmula that he has been a victim of political persecution but was prepared to face the accusations and would demonstrate his innocence (Aristegui). The PRG also arrested the former governor’s son, Guillermo Padrés Dagnino, who is also facing accusations related to corruption (Economía Hoy).