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Supplier of luxury armored vehicles to politicians killed in northern Mexico

Gunmen shot dead a prominent businessman who was previously linked to Mexican politicians by supplying them with luxury armored vehicles. The businessman has also been accused of embezzling money from plans to steal fuel into political campaigns.

On Monday afternoon, gunmen entered a barbershop in the upscale San Pedro suburb of Nuevo Leon and killed Sergio Carmona Angulo, Televisa reported. Carmona lived in the Monterrey area but had businesses and ties to the border town of Reynosa. No arrests were made in this case and the authorities have not disclosed any motive.

Carmona recently made headlines in Mexico when media revealed that Ciudad Victoria Mayor Eduardo Gattas was driving an armored luxury SUV owned by Carmona’s company, Permart Industrial Group. Gattas is from the MORENA party, led by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. The scandal came after Lopez Obrador spoke out against living a life of luxury following another incident in which a senior financial crimes investigator was exposed for having a posh wedding.

Since the Gattas and SUV scandal, other MORENA politicians have been exposed for driving sophisticated armored SUVs supplied by Carmona.

According to Vanguardia, Carmona was accused in Tamaulipas by political parties of illegally financing campaigns for MORENA. The publication also revealed that Carmona was under investigation by Mexico’s Financial Intelligence Unit in connection with the international theft of petroleum and petroleum products.

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