One of the leaders of Guerreros Unidos criminal group involved in the kidnapping and disappearance of the 43 normal students from Ayotzinapa, Angel Casarrubias SalgadoMochomo, was acquitted of the crime of organized crime and released on October 4, 2023.
The Attorney General’s Office (FGR) learned of the release of the alleged criminal this February 8 when he obtained a response to an appeal that he presented before the second court of appeals in the State of Mexico against the ruling of the District Judge that released him.
According to the list of agreements of the Federal Judiciary Council regarding file 486/2023, it is reported that the accused was sought to notify on January 29 of this year about the appeal when it was reported that Mochomo was free.
“Said defendant graduated from the Federal Social Rehabilitation Center number one “Altiplano”, based in Almoloya de Juárez, on October 4, two thousand twenty-three, in compliance with official letter 632/2023, signed by the District Judge Specialized in the System Accusatory Criminal Court, in its capacity as the Prosecution Court of the Federal Criminal Justice Center in the State of Mexico, with headquarters in Almoloya de Juárez, with which the acquittal sentence handed down in his favor was reported.”
On November 5, 2020, the judge of the Second District of Federal Criminal Proceedings in the State of Mexico issued a formal prison order for José Ángel Casarrubias Salgadofor his alleged participation in the crime of organized crime by the Ayotzinapa case.
The alleged leader criminalizesHe presented an amparo against the order of formal imprisonment in 2023, which was denied by a federal court in April of the same year; since the judge would have determined that the evidence presented by the FGR was compelling to indicate the participation of “the Mochomo” in the kidnapping and disappearance of rural normal school students Ayotzinapa, “Raúl Isidro Burgos” in 2014.
The FGR presented how he proves a call intercepted by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA, for its acronym in English) where the conversation of two of the brothers of the person involved was heard, discussing the attack against the 43 normal students of Iguala, Guerrero.
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As of the closing of this note, the FGR has not issued any position on the matter. The Sun of Mexico asked Vidulfo Rosales, lawyer for the families of the 43 young people missing if they have been notified about the release of this alleged criminal leader, to which they responded no.