A Mexican actress who surfaced as a key player in setting up Sean Penn’s widely publicized interview with Mexican drug lord El Chapo is under investigation. CNN reports that Mexico’s attorney general said Kate del Castillo is being investigated on suspicion of money laundering in Mexico.
“A Mexican government official confirmed the investigation to CNN,” the story reports. “Del Castillo, a dual citizen of Mexico and the United States, has not been charged with any crime and so far has only been called to give a statement to investigators, Attorney General Arely Gomez told El Universal.”
CNN adds: “The two-pronged investigation — into the actress’s links to drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman and into the finances of her boutique tequila brand, Honor Del Castillo — will determine if drug money went to her business.”