Mexico.- Emilio Lozoya Austin, former director of Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), waived the final suspension that protected him from the second arrest warrant turned against him, so the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic (FGR) no longer has any impediment to capture him and take him before a judge to appear at an indicted hearing.
In the past days Emilio Lozoya Austin sent a letter to Judge Tenth District in Amparo Penal of Mexico City, Erik Zabalgoitia Novales, to inform him of the withdrawal, and on Monday his legal agent Javier Esquinca, from the office of Javier Coello Trejo , appeared in court to ratify it, according to sources of the Judiciary of the Federation cited by the newspaper Reforma.
Last month, the final suspension granted against the first money laundering arrest warrant was also withdrawn; in that case, the suspension was withdrawn by Luz María Ortega Tlapa, Eighth District Judge in Amparo Penal of Mexico City.
The former director of Pemex will narrate his version about the illegals that occurred in Petróleos Mexicanos while he occupied that position and also about the charges against him in the Odebrecht case.
Arrest warrants against the former Pemex director were issued on May 25 and July 4 by judges from the Federal Criminal Justice Center of the Reclusorio Norte.
In the first he is accused of receiving resources of illicit origin to acquire in 38 million pesos his house of Lomas de Bezares, in Mexico City, and in the second he is charged with receiving appeals from Odebrecht and Altos Hornos de México , as well as his wife Marielle Helen Eckes’ purchase of a house in Ixtapa for $1.9 million.
For the latter case, the judge also ordered the arrest of the wife of the former Pemex director, as well as his sister Gilda Susana Lozoya; his mother, Gilda Margarita Austin and Solís, and also Nelly Maritza Aguilera Concha, who sold the residence in Ixtapa.
Lozoya’s mother was arrested last Wednesday in Germany and has a temporary suspension against apprehension, from which so far it has not been given up.
Source: The Economist