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Emilio Lozoya allegedly bought a house using bribe money
Emilio Lozoya is the former Pemex director - Photo: Henry Romero/REUTERS

Emilio Lozoya allegedly bought a house using bribe money

06/06/2019
14:20
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Mexico City
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Lozoya won't be arrested his arrest warrant was suspended, instead, he will have to report himself before a judge every week

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Mexican authorities discovered a 2011 bank transfer for USD $1,100,000 from a bank account in Switzerland, linked to former Pemex director Emilio Lozoya; this transfer could link the former Pemex director to a company linked to a Spanish construction company.

An NGO, Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity, explained that the bank account in Switzerland was allegedly used to send funds to a company linked to OHL executives; the account was also allegedly used to triangulate bribes from Odebrecht,

Mexican authorities have located a transfer for USD $1,100,000 made in 2011 from an account in Switzerland, linked to Lozoya and in favor of Infoglobal, a company owned by the son-in-law of the biggest OHL shareholder, the Spanish construction company involved in a corruption scandal in Spain,” said the NGO.

It added that the “account is owned by an offshore company called Tochos Holding, established in the Virgin Islands, where according to Mexican authorities, the beneficiaries are Emilio Lozoya and his sister, Gilda Susana.”

The NGO claims that the money from the Tochos Holding account was allegedly used by Lozoya to buy his home at the exclusive Lomas de Bezares neighborhood in Mexico City in 2012; Lozoya paid MXN $38 million for the home.

The NGO also indicated that “the investigations signals that that money came from bribes Odebrecht allegedly paid to Lozoya in 2012.”

The official investigations indicate that over USD $3 million, transferred between March and June 2012, was deposited to an account in Switzerland, registered by Latin American Asia Capital.

According to former Odebrecht executives who have testified against the Brazilian company, the Swiss account is linked to the former Pemex director. In November 2012, Odebrecht money was transferred to another account in Switzerland, property of Tochos Holding.

Nevertheless, Lozoya won't be arrested thanks to the permanent suspension of his arrest warrant, instead, he will have to report himself before a judge every week.

Mexico's Attorney General explained that Emilio Lozoya will have pay an MXN $500,000 guarantee and will have to attend the Attorney General's Office as many times as he is required to.

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Emilio Lozoya, former Pemex director, won't be arrested

The Mexican government issued an arrest warrant against Lozoya, the former official is wanted by the Interpol in 190 countries
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