10-30-2014 Emilio Lozoya Austin, former director of PEMEX ECONOMY CENTRAL AMERICA LATIN AMERICA MEXICO INTERNATIONAL ANTHONY HARVEY
This Tuesday, January 17, Judge Gerardo Alarcón López granted Emilio Lozoya Austin the last extension in the Odebrecht case, so the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) could not, for the third time, accuse him of receiving bribes for 10.5 million dollars by the construction company Odebrecht, of Brazilian origin.
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The intermediate hearing was to be held at the Federal Criminal Justice Center in the North prison, however, this was postponed to next Friday, March 10 at 12:15 p.m., and in it the former director of Pemex will have to be defined. trial or reaches a reparation agreement with the oil company.
File photograph showing the former director of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) Emilio Lozoya. EFE/Jose Mendez
If an agreement is not reached, the FGR could request a sentence against Lozoya Austin of up to 46 and a half years in prison. considering that he also requested a sentence of more than 20 years for Gilda Margarita Austin, mother of the defendant, for allegedly collaborating in her financial operations.
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If they reach the intermediate hearing on March 10, the parties will compare the data and evidence to determine their legality and their relevance to be able to be presented during the trial.
However, Lozoya’s strategy is to evade trial and for months he has been trying to reach a reparation agreement for both the Odebrecht case and the Agronitrogenados case.
On January 4, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador responded to the message that Emilio Lozoya’s defense launched a day before, seeking to reach a reparation agreement for the Agronitrogenados case.
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“We absolutely agree with his anti-corruption policy”, this is how the lawyer Miguel Ontiveros Alonso reaffirmed the willingness of the former head of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) to contribute to the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) and the state company.
(Cuartoscuro and Europa Press/ Anthony Harvey)
And although AMLO was flexible about the alternative for Lozoya Austin to release his process, under the condition of fully complying with the damage reparation, the Chief Executive also questioned the reparation concept that they offer only for the case of Agronitrogenates.
“It is very little. (…) That is not the amount. Here it is not possible to be sure how much the damage was, but there are expert reports and audits. I am sure that amount is not”.
The Prosecutor’s Office headed by Alejandro Gertz Manero accuses the former official of the six-year term of Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018) of receiving a bribe of USD 3.4 million for the inflated purchase of the Agronitrogen fertilizer plant, in Veracruz, from Altos Hornos de México ( AHMSA)
On January 3, the judge, Verónica Gutiérrez Fuentes, postponed Lozoya Austin’s hearing for the third (and last) time, after her defense requested a longer period to present the evidence presented. The new date was scheduled for February 16 in the courts of the North Prison, in Mexico City (CDMX).
It is pertinent to note that during this period, Emilio Lozoya’s defense will seek to reach a reparation agreement with the aim of avoiding trial and eventual sentencing – which could reach 61 years in prison – against him also accused of criminal association. For this, the accused party would have proposed offering approximately USD 10 million so that the FGR drops the accusations in the two large corruption cases that Lozoya has dragged: Agronitrogenados (USD 3.4 million) and Odebrecht (USD 7.3 million).
“The position of this defense is firm, we are going to inform the judge that he continues to build the reparation agreement with Pemex for the purposes of declaring the extinction of the criminal action. Likewise, we are going to inform that we continue to analyze some of the materials”, Ontiveros Alonso added.
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