Veracruz Ex-Governor Duarte Declines Immediate Extradition from Guatemala
Former governor of Mexican state Veracruz Javier Duarte arrives to court in Guatemala City, Guatemala April 19, 2017 (Reuters/Luis Echeverria)
Javier Duarte, the former state governor of Mexico's ruling party who was arrested in Guatemala at the weekend, said in court on Wednesday he would not agree to be extradited until his lawyers were able to study a formal extradition request.
"At this time, I can't agree (to extradition) until the formal extradition request arrives," said Duarte, who faces prosecution for embezzlement and organized crime in Mexico, where he was the governor of Veracruz state until last year.
Duarte has denied any wrongdoing.
See the original at Reuters
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