Mexican ex-state governor accepts extradition to Mexico

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Posted: Jun 27, 2017 3:41 PM

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Javier Duarte, a former state governor of Mexico's ruling party who was arrested in Guatemala in mid-April and faces prosecution in his homeland for embezzlement and organized crime, agreed in court on Tuesday to be extradited to Mexico.

Duarte was governor of the Gulf state of Veracruz between 2010 and 2016.

(Reporting by Sofia Menchu,; Writing by Anthony Esposito)