Former Tamaulipas Governor Detained in Italy

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LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - Mexican prosecutors say that a former governor of Tamaulipas has been detained in Italy.

The attorney general's office said on Sunday that ex-governor, Tomas Yarrington is accused in Mexico of money laundering and organized crime.

Yarrington was also wanted in the U.S. for allegedly receiving millions of dollars in bribes from the Gulf Cartel during his 1999 to 2004 term.

The office said it expects Yarrington to return to Mexico soon.

Local media reports said Yarrington was detained in Florence, Italy.

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