Arrest Warrant v. Mexican Lawmaker Julio Cesar Godoy-Toscano Can Now Be Executed.

29 12 2010

Mexico’s Lower Chamber of Congress,  the Cámara de Diputados, voted overwhelmingly (384-2-21) last Dec. 14 to strip Mexican Lawmaker Julio Cesar Godoy Toscano from the Constitutional Protection from prosecution. Godoy-Toscano has an arrest warrant for his alleged commission of drug offenses, money laundering and organized crime (see the note by CNN) to. The vote allows the Procuraduría General de la República (the Attorney General’s Office) to execute the warrant issued by the federal court.

The case is not exempt from controversy and alleged political implications, but this step will allow the courts and not the press settle it down… provided Godoy-Toscano is found (he previously succeeded in evading arrest for 15 months, before swearing-in as lawmaker and enjoying the Constitutional protection that was recently removed from him).

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