President Andrés Manuel López Obrador urged Luis Videgaray, former Secretary of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) and all former officials who have been involved in the Odebrecht case, to come forward voluntarily to testify because “he who owes nothing, nothing fear “.
At a press conference, the head of the federal Executive noted that judicial procedures should not be arbitrary and should be based on evidence and that it is not affected equally “that the righteous do not have to pay for sinners.”
“Do not wait for a trial, if it is mentioned that a person is involved or is being accused and is innocent, then that he shows a willingness to testify, appear, he who owes nothing, fears nothing.
“And also, if it is not done that way, because each person is free, then wait for the procedures that should not be arbitrary, that must be based on evidence, the inquiries must be integrated, the judge has to -if it warrants- authorize the arrest warrant, there is the right of protection. In short, they are trials that can take time, and we should not be alarmed, if there are these processes so that corruption is ended, impunity is ended, public life is purified, but that it is not affected equally, that it is not be to the letter, qthat they do not have to pay the righteous for sinners“he said in the National Palace.
CONFIRM NEGATIVE TO ORDER
Yesterday, Tuesday, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed that the Judicial Power denied an arrest warrant against Luis Videgaray, who is related to the Odebrecht case, because he considered that the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) did not adequately integrate application.
“He did inform me that a request in this regard was made to the Judiciary, but it was rejected because a judge considered that the investigation was not well integrated or the request that was being made, “said the Executive.
The journalist Carlos Loret de Mola announced that the Prosecutor’s Office presented a request for an arrest warrant against Videgaray Caso, but it was not accepted, so it “withdrew to rearm the petition and try to get the order again.”