Emilio Zebadúa González, former Senior Officer of Sedatu and Sedesol, a key player in the “Master Scam” offered to become a protected witness and reveal the role of former President Enrique Peña Nieto and his former boss, Rosario Robles Berlanga, as the creators of the scam. and the use of resources diverted for the electoral campaigns of the PRI.
Federal Government sources confirmed that just a few days ago the former official went to the Attorney General’s Office to request the criterion of opportunity, that is, to collaborate with the ongoing investigations in exchange for criminal immunity.
In his first approach to start the negotiation of this benefit, he offered to reveal that it was Robles who gave him instructions to operate the contracts of the two federal agencies, through which more than 5 billion pesos were diverted.
He also made it known that he has information that relates former President Peña Nieto to the Master Scam, which he is willing to expose at the time it is required by the Federal Public Ministry.
Zebadúa is also willing to detail that the resources diverted from Sedatu and Sedesol were used to finance PRI campaigns in almost all states of the Republic during the past six-year term.
According to the information gathered, the former Chief Officer also offers to provide various names that are related to this matter.
The so-called Master Scam was a mechanism through which, during the past administration, Sedatu and Sedesol signed agreements and contracts, mainly with higher education institutions, 5 thousand 73 million 358 thousand 846 pesos.
Chiapas, State of Mexico, Morelos, Hidalgo, Quintana Roo, Sonora, Tabasco, Tlaxcala and Zacatecas are the entities where the universities, institutes, radio, television and social communication systems that received the contracts are located.
The National Code of Criminal Procedures considers the criterion of opportunity as a figure that allows the FGR to extinguish or cancel the criminal action in favor of the person who provides essential information to prosecute a more serious crime to which they are charged.
But it becomes effective until the beneficiary appears to testify at a trial hearing against the accused.