Mexico.- The Attorney General’s Office of the Republic (FGR) was «lost» with documentation on the evolution of the estate of Pemex’s former director, Emilio Lozoya Austin, as well as his estate statements.
The Reforma newspaper, which details that the loss of these reports occurred in the context of the investigation against politicians and ex-legislators who allegedly received bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht for the approval of energy reform in 2013.
According to journalist Abel Barajas, who consulted reports from the Judiciary of the Federation, «the indegatory contains an office specifying the inclusion of these documents; however, the 51 pages with the property information of the former pemex director are not added to the record.»
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One of those accused of receiving such bribes, the former panist,» Jorge Luis Lavalle Maury, requested a hearing from the North Reclusory’s control judge to explain whether they omitted or concealed the documentation. There is no date for this hearing yet, given the Covid-19 pandemic.
The FGR refused on 23 January to deliver the documents to Lavalle and claimed that they were unrelated to the investigation into the alleged bribes reported by Lozoya.
Lozoya’s denunciation of events includes the names of former Finance Secretary Luis Videgaray, panistas Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca, Francisco Domínguez, Ernesto Cordero, Ricardo Anaya and Jorge Luis Lavalle, as well as David Penchyna, José Antonio Meade, José Antonio González Anaya and Carlos Treviño, linked to the government of Enrique Peña Nieto.