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“Buddy, first of all I want you to win. .” acc alleged phone chat between drug lord and mexican federal lawmaker.

A radio station broadcast what it described as a telephone conversation in which a federal lawmaker and one of Mexico’s biggest drug lords express support for each other.

W Radio said the alleged conversation took place last year between lawmaker Cesar Godoy and La Familia cartel leader Servando Gomez, known as “La Tuta.” In it, Godoy and Gomez express support for each other and discuss bribing a reporter.

Godoy represents the western state of Michoacan, La Familia’s stronghold. He already faces federal charges for allegedly protecting the cartel but has immunity from arrest because he is a congressman.

He was one of 36 people in Michoacan — including politicians, mayors, prosecutors, police and judges — accused last year of ties to La Familia, known for beheading rivals and bold attacks on soldiers and police.

W Radio said the conversation was included among evidence federal prosecutors sent to Congress in a petition to have Godoy’s immunity lifted. The station did not say how it obtained the recording.

Officials at the Attorney General’s Office refused to confirm or deny the authenticity of the recording.

Godoy, of the leftist Democratic Revolution Party, or PRD, told reporters late Thursday that the phone call had already been rejected as evidence by a judge but wouldn’t say whether it was his voice in the recording. He denied knowing Gomez. READ MORE HERE.