Elba Esther Gordillo was stealing to look prettier. This included fancy clothes and expensive plastic surgeries.
The Mexican Teacher who was caught last week for stealing money is making global news.
The Australian Herald Sun publishes the news that sadly shares the story of a woman who was stealing to look pretty.
One of Mexico’s most powerful women has been charged with embezzling up to $US200 million ($A195 million) to fund shopping sprees and plastic surgery.
Elba Esther Gordillo, who wielded enormous political clout and was entrusted with union funds, was arrested on Tuesday at the Toluca airport some 60 kilometres west of the Mexican capital.
Attorney General Jose Murillo Karam told reporters that she was arrested after the Finance Ministry detected unusual transactions in union bank accounts.
An audit found withdrawals of some two billion pesos (about $A152 million) from two accounts belonging to the National Union of Education Workers (SNTE), as well as multimillion peso purchases on a credit card in her name.
Education workers across Mexico are reported to pay about $US10 million per month in union dues, and the union’s chief Ms Gordillo had de facto control over the assignment of teaching positions across Mexico.
Authorities discovered that a great deal of the embezzled money went towards plastic surgery, the acquisition of real estate and artworks, and shopping at luxury stores in the United States, including one $US3 million shopping spree at one US department store.
Ms Gordillo’s acquisitions are said to also include two homes in San Diego, California, just north of the Mexican border. Two million dollars of union funds, meanwhile, were transferred into bank accounts in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Don’t let your plastic surgery make news, this is what we can learn from this lady. Elba Esther Gordillo is an ugly case of plastic surgery because surgeons made her look very ugly and because she stole so much to get her work done.