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Lozoya confirmed to the Mexican public prosecutor that Peña Nieto had asked Odebrecht for a bribe of six million dollars

August 20, 2020

Former director of state-owned oil company PEMEX, Emilio Lozoya, has confirmed that former President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018) has asked Brazilian construction company Odebrecht for a payment of six million dollars (five million euros) for its campaign has 2012 election, according to a prosecutor’s investigation into an alleged crime of illegal funding in exchange for political favors.

“In line with the above, I asked Luis Weyll (former director of Odebrecht in Mexico) to support Enrique Peña Nieto’s campaign and pre-campaign for the presidency of the Republic; and to that end, Odebrecht has contributed six million dollars.” , points to Lozoya’s complaint to the public prosecutor, to which the Mexican newspaper “El Financiero” had access.

Lozoya, who is being investigated in two corruption cases – one related to Odebrecht and the other with Mexican fertilizer company Agronitrogenados – denounced Peña Nieto and a week ago was his Treasury Secretary Luis Videgaray in bribes worth more than $ 10 million ($ 8.5 million) Million euros) to finance his campaign and buy political will.

Lozoya confirmed to the Mexican public prosecutor that Peña Nieto had asked Odebrecht for a bribe of six million dollarsLozoya confirmed to the Mexican public prosecutor that Peña Nieto had asked Odebrecht for a bribe of six million dollars

“I also told Luis Weyll that this request came directly from the then candidate Enrique Peña Nieto and that Odebrecht would benefit from it if he won,” Lozoya deepened his complaint, in which Videgaray was also referred to as “contact” this financial support “because he is the” most trustworthy person “of the former president.

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