WORLD IN BRIEF : MEXICO : Raul Salinas' Money Found in U.S. Banks

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Prosecutors investigating former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari's brother have found $123 million in secret accounts in the United States and Europe, the attorney general's office confirmed. The information was the first indication that some of Raul Salinas de Gortari's money, which Swiss officials say may be tied to drug-trafficking, had been deposited in U.S. banks. The Mexico City newspaper Reforma reported that Raul Salinas' fortune was deposited in 13 bank accounts in Geneva and Bern, Switzerland, as well as New York, Houston, London and Hamburg, Germany.

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