National: FGR Names EPN for Bribery and Treason


In a document leaked to the press, it was revealed that former President Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018) was named by the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) as the “perpetrator by means” of crimes of bribery and treason in the Odebrecht case, using as an “instrument” the former Secretary of the Treasury and former Chancellor, Luis Videgaray Caso and Emilia Lozoya Austin, former director of Pemex, detained in July after being extradited from Spain.

The document is the request for the arrest of Luis Videgaray, which was sent to a judge at the end of October but was rejected on the grounds that it did not meet all the necessary requirements. It clearly indicates Peña Nieto when it says that he had his “own criminal power apparatus” that implemented a strategy to buy out legislators for the approval of energy reforms in 2013 with money from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

“Peña Nieto had his own criminal power apparatus, with whose help he implemented a strategy of co-opting the will of legislators and had a command and directive power over his relatives in the Government that, of course, was not symbolic, but which also included the ability to give specific orders, which they were obliged to comply with”, the document states.

These conclusions derive from the accusations of Emilio Lozoya, a former director of Pemex arrested in Spain in February, accused of money laundering, criminal association and bribery.

For more information in Spanish:

La FGR acusa al expresidente Peña Nieto de cohecho y traición a la patria(Proceso, 12 de noviembre de 2020)

FGR señala al expresidente Peña Nieto por traición a la patria y cohecho(Animal Político, 12 de noviembre de 2020)

La FGR acusa a Peña de traición a la Patria. Reforma: así está en la petición de arresto de Videgaray (Sin Embargo, 12 de noviembre de 2020)

La Fiscalía acusa a Peña Nieto de dirigir un “aparato de poder criminal” y pide la detención de Videgaray (El País, 12 de noviembre de 2020)

For more information from SIPAZ:

National: Lozoya Files Formal Complaint against Former President Enrique Peña Nieto for Ordering Bribes (August 12, 2020)
National: 4T – Full of Contradictions and Power Struggles in the Cabinet: Víctor Toledo (August 9, 2020)
National: Ex-head of PEMEX, Emilio Loyoza, Facing Corruption Charges (July 20, 2020)

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