The Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) withdrew from the arrest warrant that it requested against the former Secretary of Finance and Public Credit, Luis Videgaray, to perfect it.
Federal sources explained that before the judge of the North Prison decided whether or not to grant the arrest warrant requested against Videgaray for bribery, criminal association, treason and electoral crimes, the FGR obtained new elements.
For this reason, the petition was withdrawn to add the new elements that he obtained, perfect his accusation and again require an arrest warrant against the also former head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE).
According to the investigation folder FED / SEIDF / CGI-CDMX / 00-00865 / 2020, made up of the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Federal Crimes Investigation (SEIDF), the FGR pointed to Videgaray as the material perpetrator of bribery, treason and criminal association.
The investigation stemmed from the complaint filed by the former director of Petróleos Mexicanos, Emilio Lozoya, against Videgaray Caso, three former presidents of the Republic and other officials and former public officials whom he pointed out to participate in acts of corruption.
AMLO exhorts Luis Videgaray to appear to testify
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 pointed out that judicial procedures should not be arbitrary and must be based on evidence and not equally affected “that they do not have to pay just 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 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, which must be based on evidence, the inquiries must be integrated, the judge has to -if It deserves it – authorize the arrest warrant, there is the right of protection “.