Mexican authorities are on the hunt for former Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte. In addition to murder, organized crime, and embezzlement, he’s been accused of replacing children’s chemotherapy treatments with distilled water.
The controversies and corruption that surround Duarte’s time as governor run deep. He was elected to office in December 2010, but after a wave of accusations and scandals, resigned in October 2016. Since then, he’s been declared a fugitive and has been on the run.
On Monday, January 16, Duarte’s successor, Governor Miguel Angel Yunes Linares, held a press conference. There, he revealed that investigations into Duarte had uncovered startling cases of medical fraud.
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