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Who is Emilio Lozoya, the man who threatens to unleash a political storm, arrived in Mexico



The former official is accused of fraud and millionaire bribes received while serving as director of Pemex.

Emilio Lozoya Austin , former CEO of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is already in national territory after more than 12 hours of a flight that took him from Spain to Mexico to respond to accusations of participating in a fraud of 280 million dollars and receiving millionaire bribes from the Odebrecht company .

The former official arrived in the national territory around 00:45 a.m., but left the Barajas airport, Spain, at 11:19 a.m. (Mexico time). It was transported in a Bombardier CL-600-2B16 registration XB-NWD jet that, after five hours and 17 minutes, landed in Gander Canada .

Lozoya Austin’s transfer was announced by the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) on July 14. The authorities announced that they would send one of their aircraft to extradite the Peñanietista.

The return to his homeland occurred 14 months after he evaded justice. According to the Reforma newspaper , Lozoya Austin will have a medical check-up in one of the FGR’s hangar modules. You will also be notified of your legal status and the two arrest warrants that were issued against you will be executed .

The crimes that are attributed to the former director of Pemex are organized crime, bribery and operations with resources of illicit origin.

Emilio Lozoya returns to Mexico with the promise of collaborating with the Mexican authorities, under the legal figure of the opportunity criterion , with the aim of having a lesser sentence sentence.

In recent days, it was announced that to meet this request, the former official would make available to the FGR a total of 12 videos with an approximate 160 hours of audiovisual material , where public servants appear receiving money.

If so, Lozoya would be implicating important Mexican politicians in bribes to approve the Energy Reform, promoted during the administration of Enrique Peña Nieto. The alleged illicit payments would have been made in the offices located in the Pemex Tower, from where the videos would have been obtained.

The extradition process was agreed by the Spanish Justice for the millionaire purchase that Lozoya made as the owner of Pemex from Altos Hornos de México (AHMSA), led by Alfonso Alcira , of a fertilizer plant that had 14 years without operating. To obtain it, he would have carried out a fraud of 280 million pesos for which he must answer to the Mexican justice system.

During the first quarter of 2014, a front company that Odebrecht used to hide bribes, deposited around 10.5 million to Lozoya for these concepts. This was confirmed by Odebrecht Executive Director for Latin America and Angola , Luiz Antonio Mameri , during his judicial process in Brazil.

The document that explains Lozoya’s charges, details that one of the bribes that he allegedly received for the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) to acquire a house that was valued at 1.9 million pesos.

Since 2019, after being accused of misusing public resources, the Ministry of Public Function (SFP) disabled the former official from serving in any other public office.

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