Coronado Home at Center of Mexico Union Boss Case

Elba Esther Gordillo is accused of using some of an estimated $160 million in embezzled funds for property in Coronado.

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Mexican prosecutors say the country's most powerful union boss used some of an estimated $160 million in embezzled funds for property in Coronado.
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The company that prosecutors say was registered to her dead mother's estate owns two homes in Coronado.
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A modern six-bedroom home with a three-car garage was purchased in 1991 for $1.15 million and is assessed at $4.72 million.
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The neighborhood sits on the water in Coronado, one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in San Diego.
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A boat was docked behind the house Wednesday.
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The company owns another property across the street (not pictured) that was purchased in 2010 and is assessed at $4.08 million. The wooden frame of a house sits on the property.
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Prosecutors said Gordillo spent nearly $3 million in purchases at Neiman Marcus department stores using union funds, as well as $17,000 in U.S. plastic surgery bills.
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The head of the national teachers union, who was arrested after returning from San Diego, refused to enter a plea at her first court appearance.
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The arrest sidelined a woman who had tried to mobilize teachers to block a schools shake-up designed to end her control over hiring and firing of teachers across the country.
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In this photo released by Mexico's federal court system, the head of Mexico's powerful teachers' union, Elba Esther Gordillo, stands behind bars as she appears for a hearing at a federal prison in Mexico City, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Mexico's most powerful woman was formally charged with a massive embezzlement scheme on Wednesday, standing grim-faced behind bars live on national television in what many called a clear message that the new government is asserting its authority. (AP Photo/Juzgado Sexto de Distrito en Procesos Penales Federales)
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G10061278.JPGrM�XICO, D.F.-Interview/Entrevista-Gordillo. La secretaria ejecutiva del Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educaci�n (SNTE), Elba Esther Gordillo durante entrevista con esta casa editorial. Foto: Agencia EL UNIVERSAL/Luc�a God�nez. EGV.
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G29061122.JPGrM�XICO, D.F., Education-Syndicate/Educaci�n/Sindicato.- Elba Esther Gordillo Morales, presidenta del Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educaci�n, durante una conferencia desayuno que ofreci� a los reporteros de la fuente en un hotel de esta capital. RCC. Foto Agencia EL UNIVERSAL/Miguel Espinosa.
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G10061278.JPGnM�XICO, D.F.-Interview/Entrevista-Gordillo. La secretaria ejecutiva del Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educaci�n (SNTE), Elba Esther Gordillo durante entrevista con esta casa editorial. Foto: Agencia EL UNIVERSAL/Luc�a God�nez. EGV.
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