BROWNSVILLE–A day after federal prosecutors filed paperwork trying to seize a South Padre Island condominium from a former Mexican governor because it came from drug proceeds, his attorney said it was false and his client is innocent.
In the complaint, it is alleged that Yarrington used illicit proceeds, including bribes from drug cartels, to purchase a condominium at Bridgepoint located in South Padre Island using a third party to conduct the $450,000 transaction and hold title.
In San Antonio, the United States Attorney’s Office is filing a civil action regarding a single property, purchased in 2006 for approximately $6.6 million, that was allegedly obtained with illicit funds by Yarrington, Fernando Cano-Martinez, who was indicted for money laundering yeserday, and others.
The document claims Yarrington collected millions of dollars in payments while holding office from 1998 until 2005 from large-scale drug organizations operating in Tamaulipas.
Androphy also stated Yarrington hasn’t done anything wrong and hasn’t been indicted or detained by federal authorities.