The Mexican Prosecutor’s Office plans to accuse former President Enrique Peña Nieto, as well as some of his collaborators, for organized crime, in the case that investigates a bribery network against the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, following the complaint filed by the former director of PEMEX Emilio Lozoya.
In addition to Peña Nieto, the Prosecutor’s Office will also accuse, among a dozen other politicians, the former Finance Minister Luis Videgaray; and the former president of the National Action Party (PAN) Ricardo Anaya, who had previously been denounced for money laundering and criminal association in this case.
However, and given the lack of progress in the investigation, the Prosecutor’s Office decided to accuse Peña Nieto and his entourage of the most serious crimes, who could face penalties of up to 60 years in prison.
According to the latest reports from the Prosecutor’s Office, Peña Nieto would have played a key role in this plot together with Videgaray, whom the authorities have already denounced for “treason against the fatherland” for alleged bribery crimes worth 10.5 million dollars. in exchange for contracts for Odebrecht.
Both “through the former CEO of Pemex, Emilio Lozoya Austin, obtained resources from the Brazilian company Odebrecht,” with which they financed, for example, Peña Nieto’s campaign for the 2012 presidential elections and the bribes in Congress to that deputies and senators endorse a constitutional reform in energy matters, reports the newspaper ‘Milenio’.
Among those named are the still governor of Tamaulipas, Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca, former PAN senators Ernesto Cordero Arroyo and Jorge Luis Lavalle, and the former director of the Institute of the National Housing Fund for Workers David Penchyna Grub.