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Mexico is filing its sixth corruption complaint against Emilio Lozoya for irregular contracts with Odebrecht

September 22, 2020

The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Mexico announced this Monday that a new complaint, the sixth, has been filed against the former director of the state-owned Pemex Emilio Lozoya after confirming he participated in a network of bribery had the construction company Odebrecht, in which the former president Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018) also participated.

UIF chief Santiago Nieto has reported that the sixth complaint against Lozoya “related to the acquisition and contracting” of Odebrecht is at the helm of the state-owned oil company during his tenure at the helm of the state-owned oil company that was used like him. The same defendant pointed out last August that public works were awarded in exchange for bribes.

During the presentation of the National Risk Assessment Report 2019-2020, Nieto announced that Lozoya had presented a number of documents, including some images that have already been shared by social networks, involving 70 individuals and legal entities in some way with former senators of the National Action Party (PAN).

Mexico is filing its sixth corruption complaint against Emilio Lozoya for irregular contracts with Odebrecht
Mexico is filing its sixth corruption complaint against Emilio Lozoya for irregular contracts with Odebrecht

The rest of the complaints the UIF has on the table against Lozoya range from the purchase with possible cost overruns by the fertilizer manufacturer Fertinal to the diversion of 83 million pesos (almost 3.3 million euros) by the University of Chontalpa to the acquisition of a bankrupt shipyard in Spain as well as for another series of irregularities involving Odebrecht and the last government of Peña Nieto.

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