Karime Macias, 43, posted the $193,500 bond following her Oct. 29 arrest in London, Reuters reported. Mexican district attorneys are requesting her extradition for supposed misuse of $6 million in public funds indicated for social well-being programs in her home state of Veracruz.
In this Oct. 12, 2011, photo, Karime Macias attends an event at the General Healthcare Facility in Veracruz, Mexico. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez).
Macias is wed to Javier Duarte, who pleaded guilty last year to embezzling state funds.
Duarte, a member of Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), was governor of Veracruz from 2010 to 2016 however resigned from office 45 days before completion of his term amid allegations of corruption and links to orderly criminal offense.
Mexican prosecutors stated he headed a criminal group that brought operations in Veracruz, Mexico City and the eastern Gulf state of Campeche.
Duarte left Mexico shortly after his resignation and was detained 6 months later in surrounding Guatemala. He was among a string of other PRI governors who were charged in corruption cases.
In this Jan. 7, 2011, photo, previous Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte and spouse Karime Macias. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez).
Mexican authorities had actually suspected Macias was living a life of high-end with the couple’s 3 children in London and supposedly invested $77,000 a month, according to the BBC
She is set up to appear in a London court Jan. 9.