The PAN senator acknowledged having gone to the Gray House, where the son of the Mexican president lived.
“Have guts and assume that you incurred a conflict of interest by living in the house of a senior executive of Baker Hughes, a company that maintains million-dollar contracts with Pemex. Stop victimizing yourself,” said Gálvez.
José Ramón responded that the Baker Hughes company made “a serious and professional opinion with a prestigious law firm, where any omission or lie could be punished even with jail.”
“Read it and you will see that there was nothing strange in the rent of that house,” he asked the senator. “Don’t be snooping around those addresses because in addition to being in bad taste to spy, you risk a lawsuit or being attacked for trespassing or snooping on someone else’s property. The laws in Texas as in the rest of the United States are very severe in those cases, ”she added.
Find out. The Baker Hughes company made a serious and professional opinion with a prestigious law firm, where any omission or lie could be punished even with jail time. Read it and you will see that there was nothing unusual about renting that house.
– José Ramón López Beltrán (@JRlopezbeltran)
August 9, 2022
The son of President López Obrador pointed out that he reserves the right to take any legal action against Xóchitl Gálvez.
For her part, the senator said that the laws in the United States are very severe, especially when it comes to corruption.
“That’s why I filed the complaints there. I’m sure: you knew Keith Schilling. I will continue working to investigate his conflict of interest. Do not sing victory, it is not a matter of judgment, “he added in a message addressed to López Beltrán.
You’re right, the laws in 🇺🇸 are very severe, especially when it comes to corruption. That’s why I filed the complaints there.
I’m sure: you knew Keith Schilling.
I will continue to work to have your conflict of interest investigated. Do not sing victory, it is not judged thing. https://t.co/Hjhi7QVlDc
– Xochitl Gálvez Ruiz (@XochitlGalvez)
August 9, 2022
The report “The luxurious life of AMLO’s son”, by Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity (MCCI) and broadcast by Latinusgenerated controversy and criticism in the Mexican political arena in early 2022.
The cited journalistic piece revealed in January 2022 that José Ramón López Beltrán lived in a house in Houston, owned by a senior executive of Baker Hughes, a Pemex contractor.
In mid-February, more than two weeks after the report was released, José Ramón López Beltrán assured that his income came from his work as a lawyer and that he had no interference in his father’s administration.
“I am a private citizen, and I have no interference in the Mexican government. My income comes one hundred percent from my work in Houston. There was not and there will be no conflict of interest. I ask you to respect my private life and that of my family,” he said in a statement.
Parallel to the deployment of López Beltrán, Carolyn Adams, his wife, published a four-page document in which he defended himself and denied having committed any irregularity.