A federal judge in Washington, D.C., is questioning the government’s motivation behind moving to dismiss the drug trafficking conspiracy charge against an international pharmaceutical businessman who is wanted for prosecution Mexico.

At a status hearing Tuesday in the government’s case against Zhenli Ye Gon, Judge Emmet Sullivan of U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia directed Justice Department prosecutors to address in a brief how the government may benefit from dismissal of the case without prejudice.

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