Supreme Court Judge in Mexico Resigns over Money Laundering Query

By Christine Duhaime | October 6th, 2019

A Judge of the Supreme Court of Mexico has resigned amid questions in connection with a money laundering inquiry involving his finances stemming from the US. Justice Eduardo Medina Mora was appointed in 2015 by the President of Mexico. Previous to that, he was the Ambassador to the US, and Attorney General of Mexico. The Supreme Court is Mexico’s highest court.

As a Judge, Mora is a politically exposed person in anti-money laundering law, which means he is at higher risk for corruption and to launder money compared to the general population according to the FATF. Politically exposed persons including judges, politicians, heads of NGOs, members of the military and business associates of any of the foregoing.

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