Rodrigo Medina De La Cruz
Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz
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Governor of Nuevo León

October 4, 2009 - October 3, 2015
José Natividad González Parás
Jaime Rodríguez Calderón
Personal details
Born (1972-09-09) September 9, 1972 (age 45)
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
Political party Institutional Revolutionary Party

Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz (born September 9, 1972 Monterrey, Nuevo Leon) is Mexican politician affiliated with the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He served as Governor of Nuevo León from 2009 to 2015.[1] He was linked by Operation Tornado prosecution to legal proceedings against him for embezzlement, property crimes, abuse of authority and unjust enrichment among 14 other public servers, deputies and former deputies as well as relatives and partners of the politician. For that reason he was held in preventive custody on January 26, 2017.[2] The next day, January 27, 2017, a federal judge ordered his release.

Political career

Medina's political career has been linked to Jose Natividad Gonzalez Paras to whom he served in different positions. In 2006 Medina was elected federal deputy representing the 2nd federal electoral district in Nuevo Leon. In 2009 Medina ran for Governor of Nuevo Leon; he won defeating PAN candidate Fernando Elizondo Barragan[3]

Medina took office as Governor of Nuevo Leon on October 4, 2009.

In Nuevo Leon Rodrigo worked for the Natividad Gonzalez' Administration and later decided to make a campaign for the State's Government which he won in 2009.

After five and a half years, he took the state's debt from $25,000 Mdp to over $100,000 Mdp.

The newly elect Governor of the state, Jaime Rodriguez on an interview for El Norte said that the finances of the state are orphan (without mother)[4] to express the state of the finances.

The FBI and DEA opened an investigation of the Medina family because of the properties they have mainly in San Antonio, TX[5]

Medina denies the charges and he declares that all the wealth he has, has been obtained with his hard work since it hasn't been easy to plan how to get all the money from the state[6] and it required hard work and dedication during the six years period.

His administration ended on October 3, 2015. He has been declared the governor with the highest debt ever for the state of Nuevo Leon since he took the debt from 25,000 Million pesos to an estimated 120,000 Million pesos including short term debt.[7]

References

Political offices
Preceded by
José Natividad González Parás
Governor of Nuevo León
2009 - 2015
Succeeded by
Jaime Rodríguez Calderón

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