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There is only one investigation against the former ruler, specifies the attorney general’s office

Gustavo Castillo Garcia

Newspaper La Jornada
Friday, July 8, 2022, p. 4

The Attorney General’s Office (FGR) only has one investigation investigating the possible commission of operations with resources of illicit origin committed by former President Enrique Peña Nieto, related to international transfers of more than 26 million pesos.

Ministerial officials pointed out that the complaint was presented in recent days by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), although the case is treated with total secrecy, to such an extent that it has not been indicated which area will be in charge of the investigation.

The presentation of the complaint against the former president – ​​although his name was never mentioned – was announced during the morning conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in which the head of the FIU, Pablo Gómez, referred to the detection of international transfers to Peña Nieto accounts in Spain, from relatives of the former president and from two companies.

This is the first investigation that begins directly against Peña Nieto, since there is no other in the FGR, although his name is mentioned in the complaint made by Emilio Lozoya Austin, former director of Pemex. In that folder there is also talk of 76 former officials and legislators related to the alleged illicit financing of the 2012 presidential campaign, in which 4 million dollars from bribes from the Odebrecht company would have been used.

Subsequently, the Brazilian construction company handed over an additional 6 million dollars which, according to Lozoya Austin, were used to ensure the approval of the so-called structural reforms during the Penya government.

During this administration, the FGR had resumed the investigation of acts of corruption related to the so-called White Housea case in which alleged acts of corruption were investigated in which the Higa company participated, which sold Angélica Rivera, ex-wife of Peña Nieto, a residence for more than 7 million dollars.

However, the Ministry of Public Administration misplaced the original file and they lost all the evidence with which it was determined that there were no illicit acts in the operation.

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