The Attorney General’s Office (FGR) requested an arrest warrant against Luis Videgaray, but it was unsuccessful, according to journalist Carlos Loret de Mola.
Loret de Mola reported on his Twitter account that he would give more details on the Latinus website. He advanced that “This is confirmed to me by top-level sources in the Judiciary and the FGR. They explain to me that the Prosecutor’s Office can rethink his request and insist on obtaining the arrest warrant.”
Exclusive @latinus_us. Last week the FGR asked the judge to issue an arrest warrant against Luis Videgaray for electoral crimes, bribery, treason and criminal association, after statements by Lozoya. The judge denied the order. Details soon in @latinus_us
– Carlos Loret de Mola (@CarlosLoret) November 3, 2020
In another message he wrote:
“The 100-page document was presented to the Judicial Branch raising the arrest warrant against Videgaray. My sources confirm that the Judicial Branch” batted “the document, and the FGR retreated to rearm the petition and try again to obtain the order.”
The Latinus site reads that according to the document the Prosecutor’s Office seeks to accuse Videgaray of an electoral crime, two crimes of bribery, one of criminal association and one of treason, five in total.
“In the arguments of the Public Ministry, the crime of treason would consist of having promoted illegally and through bribes from individuals the approval of structural reforms that ‘would subject the integrity of the nation to foreigners.’
Videgaray would have carried out “acts against the territorial integrity of the nation by managing and promoting, in August 2014, Structural Reforms in order to subject the nation to foreigners by providing them with contracts for the exploration and extraction of oil and hydrocarbons.”
The electoral crime would be configured by delivering resources of $ 1,664,000 to Enrique Peña Nieto, during his campaign for the presidency in 2012, managed with the Odebrecht company and that came from bribes abroad.
Regarding a first crime of bribery, Videgaray is pointed out “to provide assistance to Peña Nieto so that, during his presidential term from 2012 to 2018, he would receive from the companies Odebrecht and Braskem an amount of approximately 5 million 850 thousand dollars and 84 million of pesos to carry out unjust acts related to their functions ”.
In a second allegation of bribery, “Videgaray is accused of delivering between September 2012 to August 31, 2015, the amount of 121 million 500 thousand pesos to legislators Ernesto Javier Cordero Arroyo, Jorge Luis Lavalle, David Penchyna Grub, Ricardo Anaya Cortés, among others, in order for them to cast their vote in favor of the Constitutional Reform in Energy Matters, “according to Latinus.
Regarding the crime of criminal association, “the FGR affirms that Luis Videgaray made bribes to legislators in agreement with President Enrique Peña Nieto and executives of the companies Odebrecht and Braskem, for which it presumes a network of a group of people to commit illegal acts and obtain personal benefit from them.
However, the FGR did not obtain an order from a judge to arrest him and will reformulate it again.