MCALLEN, Texas (AP) -- Federal authorities have received $640,000 for a South Padre Island luxury condominium linked to a former Mexican governor accused of money laundering.
Federal officials say the 1,946-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bathroom oceanfront condo on South Padre Island belonged to former Tamaulipas Gov. Tomas Yarrington. About 50 people attended Friday's auction.
Yarrington is charged in the United States with money laundering and is under investigation in Mexico for corruption allegations as the Tamaulipas governor.
U.S. authorities won civil forfeiture claims on the apartment, a private plane, a $2 million house in McAllen and cash in a Bermuda account. The Monitor of McAllen reports they haven't filed criminal charges, but he remains a fugitive in Mexico.
Authorities say he laundered money not in his name but through other entities.