The former governor of the central Mexican state of Aguascalientes has been arrested for alleged embezzlement, authorities said Saturday.
Luis Armando Reynoso Femat was detained Friday night while attending a bullfight in the city of Aguascalientes, the state capital, a spokesman for the state Attorney General’s Office told Efe.
Reynoso governed Aguascalientes as a member of the conservative National Action Party, or PAN, from December 2004 to November 2010.
The politician is accused of defrauding the government coffers of some 26 million pesos ($1.9 million) via the illegal sale of state land, the local press reported.
The ex-governor was arrested on other charges last year but was subsequently released after posting a 9-million-peso ($690,000) bond.
Reynoso is accused by the state AG’s office of, among other things, simulating the 13.8-million-peso ($1.06-million) purchase of a tomograph during his tenure as governor.
The politician also is being investigated for other purported illegal transactions allegedly involving persons close to him, including his son, Luis Armando Reynoso Lopez.