The Government of Mexico, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, submitted to the Government of Spain the formal extradition request of former Director of Pemex, Emilio Lozoya.
The document lists the crimes for which Lozoya is accused: operations with resources of unlawful origin, criminal association, and bribery.
Lee: Emilio Lozoya to be transferred from Malaga to a prison in Madrid
The SRE confirmed that the document was addressed to the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, which in turn will deliver it to the Spanish government.
Lozoya is imprisoned in a prison in Madrid, Spain, after being arrested in Malaga on February 12, thanks to an international order issued by the Mexican authorities, to face a trial for the crime of operations with illicit resources.
In Spain such an offence amounts to that of money laundering and is punishable by a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.
Illicit resources totaled $10 million from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in one more of its corruption cases in various Latin American countries.
If Spain grants the extradition request, on its return to Mexico, Lozoya will also face the charges of organized crime and bribery.
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