Mexico detains brother of ex-governor over alleged embezzlement

February 11, 2015 4:37 AM

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican authorities said on Tuesday they had detained the brother of a former governor of Mexico's restive western state of Guerrero for his role in an alleged scheme to embezzle 287 million pesos ($19.19 million) from public coffers.

Between 2012 and 2014, Carlos Aguirre and a handful of collaborators allegedly channeled government funds into firms that employed family members who would then divert the money into the group's personal bank accounts, authorities said.

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