The Attorney General of Mexico has asked Interpol to issue a red notice to find the former director of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) Carlos Treviño after the latter failed to appear before the authorities in September over a club crime and another by the authorities was money laundering. .
Prosecutors sources, quoted by the Mexican newspaper “Excelsior”, indicate that the application will enable an international search of Treviño.
The federal judge of the Mexican state Daniel Ramírez Peña ordered the arrest of Treviño on Saturday for a series of corruption crimes he had committed in the case of the Ethylen-XXI plant, according to the incriminating testimony of his predecessor Emilio Lozoya, on the property of the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.
Treviño denied the allegations and sent the judge a letter through his lawyers to justify his non-appearance because of the lack of legal certainty for a fair trial. His defense has given assurances that he is not aware of this warrant and is installing his representative in Texas.
Lozoya, who has so far avoided going to jail for further evidence of corruption in the previous government of Enrique Peña Nieto, accused Treviño of receiving four million pesos in “bribes” (€ 169,800) in 2014, Finance Minister Luis Videgaray.
He is being investigated for two corruption cases, one of which is linked to the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht and the other to the Mexican fertilizer company Agronitrogenados. He was arrested in Malaga on February 12, 2020, although he was finally extradited to Mexico on July 17. He did not plead guilty.