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‘Videgaray, risk for investigations because it can alter evidence’

The Attorney General’s Office (FGR) considered that Luis Videgaray, former head of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), represents a risk for its investigations in the Odebrecht case.

According to the request for an arrest warrant against Videgaray presented by the FGR before a control judge of the North Prison, the agency indicated that the former secretary of Foreign Relations of the past administration represents a risk of hindering the development of their investigations.

“There is a risk that the accused may destroy, modify, hide or falsify evidence,” said the Prosecutor’s Office to justify the need to capture the former official.

He added that in addition to altering evidence, Videgaray can even “buy” other co-defendants, witnesses or experts involved in the case to testify in his favor or not testify.

“In addition to influencing co-defendants, witnesses or experts to report falsely or behave in a reluctant manner or will induce others to carry out such behaviors or will intimidate, threaten or hinder the work of public servants participating in the investigation,” he emphasized.

According to the investigation folder in which Videgaray is accused of bribery, criminal association, electoral crime and treason, Emilio Lozoya, former director of Petróleos Mexicanos, has already declared in the case last August, who filed the complaint for the one that the FGR initiated the investigations against the former head of the Treasury.

As well as Miguel Pérez Esquivel, driver Lozoya; Froylán Gracia Galicia, right arm of Lozoya and Rafael Caraveo, a former worker of the Senate of the Republic who was exhibited last August receiving suitcases full of cash that supposedly came from the bribes that were paid to PAN legislators in the last six-year term for the approval of the energy reform.