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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Chavez Warrant Issued

MEXICO CITY () -- The man who may be Mexico's greatest sports hero -- boxer Julio Cesar Chavez -- is wanted for arrest.

A judge in Chavez' home city of Culiacan, on Mexico's Pacific Coast, issued an order Monday for Chavez' arrest, which had been sought by the Treasury Department.

Two associates were also named in the tax-fraud case, according to a one-page statement issued by the Treasury.

The Treasury said an audit of tax returns for 1993 determined that the government was defrauded of more than 10.5 million pesos -- about $1.4 million.

Chavez was named as president of the administrative council and leading partner in a company known as Gonzalez Carrasco, S.C.