They reported that Joaquín Velázquez, former technical assistant of Cruz Azul, was released

The former soccer player from Veracruz left the Altiplano after lack of evidence against him (Twitter photos: @DraftFutMX)

Joaquín Velázquez Elvira, former technical assistant of Blue Crosswas released this Monday night, after five days locked up in the Central Altiplano prison for an investigation against him that began in 2018.

To the former soccer player of teams like Puebla and Cruz Azul He was accused of alleged organized crime and money laundering for more than 6 billion pesos. However, the authorities did not have enough evidence to link him to the process, so he was released.

According to journalist David Medrano, The Veracruzan’s defense would have presented more than 50 pieces of evidence to show that Velázquez Elvira was the victim of identity theft 8 years ago, so the person indicated would not be him.

A federal judge refused to link Joaquín Velázquez to the process because the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) did not provide data of sufficient evidence to presume the responsibility of the former technical assistant in these crimes, for which the accused left the maximum security prison.

Until now, no authority has confirmed this informationdetails have only been given by different reports from journalists and local and specialized media at the source.

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Joaquín Velázquez was traveling to the Azteca Stadium when he was arrested on April 12 (Twitter photos: @viioletitta)

It should be remembered that the capture of today’s innocent It was during the afternoon of last Tuesday, April 12, while he was on his way to the Azteca Stadium for the Cruz Azul match against Pumas. for the semifinals of the Concacaf Champions League.

According to the statement released by the club, Joaquín Velázquez Elvira was apprehended by the authorities of Mexico Cityaround 7:00 p.m., while he was traveling in his car on Periferico Sur avenue.

This capture originated from a judicial process against him, initiated in 2018, of which, Cruz Azul assured, “both the board of directors and those of us who head the Administrative and Surveillance Councils of Cooperativa La Cruz Azul SCL, had no knowledge”.

Due to these accusations by the authorities, it was decided to separate Velázquez Elvira from her duties as technical assistant. In addition, they indicated that it will be available to the competent authorities so that the necessary investigations can be carried out.

“At all times, Cruz Azul places its trust in the institutions of our countrywhile calling on all the fans of the team and the media as a whole, to maintain the presumption of innocence and fully respect the terms and deadlines of the judicial process”, the official statement stated.

Cruz Azul reported the arrest of Juan Reynoso's technical assistant
(Photo: Blue Cross)

A day after his arrest, he was admitted to the Altiplano maximum security prison, located in the Mexican municipality of Almoloya de Juárez. The Attorney General of the Republic pointed him out for the alleged commission of the crimes of organized crime and operations with resources of illicit origin.

Who is Joaquin Velazquez?

Originally from the state of Veracruz, Joaquín was a professional player in the Mexican First Division and later, when he retired, he ventured into technical direction of Mexican teams like Puebla, Correcaminos FC, Toluca and Cruz Azul.

Although he had moved away from the courts, he began a new stage very close to them as he ventured into the preparation of the teams. In 2016 he arrived at the Coras de Tepic club, from the Second Division of Liga MX, there he had his opportunity to become a technical assistant.

Later he approached the First Division club Toluca and became an assistant for the Closing 2019. To the following tournament he migrated to Puebla, a club to which he kept affection. That same year coincided with the mandate of the Peruvian Reynoso, for which he became an element of his coaching staff; it was like that arrived at Cruz Azul in 2021 and was part of ninth championship of the celestial.


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