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Former Personal Secretary of Raul Salinas Indicted

November 27, 1996

MEXICO CITY (AP) _ A secretary has been indicted on charges of pressuring a witness in the murder case against her former boss, the brother of Mexico’s former president, Mexican newspapers reported Tuesday.

A federal judge ruled Monday that prosecutors could proceed with charges against Ofelia Calvo Adame, who had worked for Raul Salinas de Gortari, the brother of former President Carlos Salinas.

Raul Salinas is being held at a maximum-security prison, accused of masterminding the murder of Jose Francisco Ruiz Massieu, a senior official of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party.

The Attorney General’s office has accused Calvo of pressuring a former bodyguard of Raul Salinas into changing testimony that allegedly linked his boss to the killing.

The bodyguard, Noe Hernandez, originally testified that following the murder, Raul Salinas received two telephone calls from Manuel Munoz Rocha, whom the Attorney General’s office has accused of planning the killing of Ruiz Massieu.

Calvo was released after posting $4,000 bail. She has denied the charges.

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