A federal appeals judge has cleared Raul Salinas, the jailed brother of former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, of tax fraud charges. Judge Raul Melgoza Figueroa ordered the charges dropped after finding that there was too little evidence to convict Salinas. He remains in a maximum-security prison in Mexico City on a host of other charges, including murder. Salinas was arrested in 1995 on charges that he plotted the 1994 assassination of top ruling party official Jose Francisco Ruiz Massieu.
Raul Salinas Cleared of Tax Fraud Charges
From Times Wire Reports