National: Former Mexican President, Peña Nieto, and Several Others Accused of Organized Crime by AG 


The Attorney General’s Office (FGR) reported that it will accuse Enrique Peña Nieto and 16 other political players, such as the former Secretary of Finance, Luis Videgaray, and the PAN member Ricardo Anaya for the case of the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

According to the latest reports from the Prosecutor’s Office, Peña Nieto would have played a key role in this plot along with Videgaray, whom the authorities have already denounced for “treason against the fatherland” for alleged bribery crimes worth 10.5 million dollars in exchange for contracts for Odebrecht. Now they can face sentences of up to 60 years in prison.

Both “through the former CEO of Pemex, Emilio Lozoya Austin, obtained resources from the Brazilian company Odebrecht”, with which they financed, for example, Peña Nieto’s campaign for the 2012 presidential elections and bribes in Congress for deputies and senators to endorse a constitutional reform in energy matters, reports the newspaper ‘Milenio’.

In addition, the FGR will also accuse the governor of Tamaulipas, Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca, former PAN senators Ernesto Cordero Arroyo and Jorge Luis Lavalle, and the former director of the National Workers’ Housing Fund Institute, David Penchyna Grub.

For more information in Spanish:

La FGR iría contra Peña Nieto, Videgaray y Anaya por delincuencia organizada (Proceso, 18 de octubre 2021)

FGR acusará a Peña Nieto, Videgaray y Anaya por delincuencia organizada (Zeta, 18 de octubre de 2021)

Fiscalía mexicana acusará al expresidente Peña Nieto por crimen organizado (El Universal, 18 de octubre 2021)

For more information from SIPAZ:

National: FGR Names EPN for Bribery and Treason (November 17, 2020)

National: Lozoya Files Formal Complaint against Former President Enrique Peña Nieto for Ordering Bribes (August 12, 2020)

National: Ex-head of PEMEX, Emilio Loyoza, Facing Corruption Charges (July 30, 2020)

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