- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A federal grand jury has indicted the brother-in-law of the former governor of the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas on charges he helped launder money on behalf of the ex-politician.

The indictment naming 43-year-old Oscar Gomez Guerra was unsealed Friday in Corpus Christi and accuses him of conspiring to launder monetary instruments and aiding and abetting the operation of an unlicensed money transmitting business since 2008.

Guerra, who is a fugitive, is married to the sister of former Tamaulipas Gov. Eugenio Hernandez Flores.

The Justice Department also is seeking to seize Guerra’s $2.7 million Austin home, a second $500,000 home in McAllen and $10 million of what prosecutors call personal money.

Hernandez’s name surfaced last year in another laundering case but he hasn’t been charged. He left office in 2010.

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