Former PEMEX director Emilio Lozoya appeared before the Mexican attorney general on Tuesday after he was extradited from Spain over allegations of corruption so as not to plead guilty and claim that he was “systematically intimidated, pressured, and exploited”.
Lozoya is being investigated in two corruption cases, one related to the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht and the other related to the Mexican fertilizer company Agronitrogenados. He was arrested in Malaga on February 12, although he was finally extradited to Mexico on July 17.
The former head of the Mexican oil company appeared on Tuesday for the first time in front of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) at a video conference so that fees could be charged.
“At the time of the test data presentation, I will show that I am not responsible or guilty of the alleged crimes,” said Lozoya when he began his intervention, the Mexican newspaper Milenio said.