Mexican prosecutors this Tuesday announced the start of an investigation to determine whether former President Enrique Peña Nieto, along with his former Finance Minister Luis Videgaray, ordered a series of bribes worth about 100 million pesos (out of four million euros), which came from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht to support the 2012 presidential campaign, as well as an additional 120 million pesos (4.5 million euros) for the purchase of political wills after a complaint about it. The former director of the Mexican oil company PEMEX Emilio Lozoya has presented.
“From that moment on, the Prosecutor General’s Office has opened the relevant investigation folder and we will start carrying out all the proceedings,” said Prosecutor Alejandro Gertz Manero.
The prosecutor said that, according to Lozoya’s complaint, Peña Nieto and Videgaray “ordered this money to be delivered to various foreign election advisors who collaborated and worked together for the campaign”.
In a video released by prosecutors, Gertz Manero dismissed Lozoya’s complaint, which also pointed out that the number of bribes the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) received during the campaign to elevate Peña Nieto to the National Palace was almost 500 Million pesos (almost 20 million euros).