A video posted on a YouTube channel would reveal the delivery of alleged bribes from the government of then-President Enrique Peña Nieto to lawmakers.
According to journalist Ciro Gómez Leyva, an alleged official from Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is the one who delivers the bags with the money to two Senate employees. Both would be linked to National Action Party (PAN) politicians.
One of the men who reviews the packages is Rafael Jesuús Caraveo, technical secretary to Senator Jorge Luis Lavalle, who keeps the money in a black suitcase is Guillermo Gutiérrez Badillo, who worked with Senator Francisco Domínguez Servién and who is now part of his government in Querétaro, according to information from journalist Leticia Robles.
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In the video you can see both count the bags with wads of 500 and 200 pesos and talk that one next delivery.
The video was posted in the name of Juan Jesús Lozoya Austin, supposed brother of the former director of Pemex. The description reads: «Here you see how you receive money for contracts with PEMEX».
The revelation of the video happens hours after President Andrés Manuel López Obrador asked that the video that Lozoya Austin presented to the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) be made public so that all Mexicans would be aware.
«You must know all the money management, with the delivery of bribes. That you can see on social networks, on conventional television the video that is secured delivered Mr. Lozoya to the Prosecutor’s Office, know everything, because this helps to purify public life, nothing to hide, total transparency».
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On the video, Lozoya Austin’s lawyers Miguel Ontiveros Alonso and Alejandro Rojas denied that the brother of the former Pemex director has responsibility for the publication of the video.
They explained that the identity of Juan Jesús Lozoya was impersonated through a fake YouTube channel, so he filed a complaint with the FGR.
Lozoya’s defense reiterated that it maintains its respect for the institutions and that any information on the case of its client will be disclosed through the official channels «safeguarding the private life and the very image of those who intervene».
On August 11, the former director of Pemex filed a complaint of facts with the FGR in which he pointed out to former President Enrique Peña Nieto and his Secretary of the Treasury, Luis Videgaray to receive more than 100 million pesos in bribes from the Odebrecht company, money that ended in the 2012 presidential campaign.
Lozoya reported that Peña Nieto and Videgaray gave instructions for the handover of 84 million pesos to several lawmakers, a political party finance secretary and more than 200 million pesos to lead them to the approval of structural reforms.
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