Lozoya's lawyer officially asks Peña Nieto and Luis Videgaray to testify

Emilio Lozoya is currently at large and is wanted in over 190 countries

Emilio Lozoya's lawyer officially asks Peña Nieto and Luis Videgaray to testify
Former President Enrique Peña Nieto and former Finance Minister Luis Videgaray - Photo: Lucía Godínez/EL UNIVERSAL
English 04/07/2019 15:24 Diana Lastiri Mexico City Actualizada 15:31

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Emilio Lozoya's legal team has formally requested an Amparo Judge to summon former President Enrique Peña Nieto and former Finance Minister Luis Videgaray Caso to testify as witnesses in the Agronitrogenados case.

Javier Coello Trejo, Emilio Lozoya's lawyer, confirmed to EL UNIVERSAL that he had filed a writ yesterday, so that authorities request former Energy Minister Pedro Joaquín Coldwell; Enrique Ochoa Reza, the former head of the CFE; Miguel Messmacher, the former Undersecretary of Revenue from the Finance Ministry, and José Manuel Carrera Panizzo, the former director of PMI Internacional, a Pemex subsidiary.

The lawyer explained that if the Judge accepts the request, she will have to summon the former officials so that their testimonies are used by Lozoya's legal team as evidence in his favor after he was accused of money laundering.

The irregularities in the purchase of Agronitrogenados were reported by Pemex's legal representative in March. In consequence, the Attorney General's Office asked a judge to issue an arrest warrant against Emilio Lozoya, his sister Gilda Lozoya, and Alonso Ancira, the owner of Altos Hornos de México, S. A. (AHMSA), the company that sold the fertilizer plant to Pemex.

Emilio Lozoya's lawyer wants Peña Nieto to testify to prove that the purchase of the fertilizer plant didn't depend on Lozoya.

Emilio Lozoya is currently at large and the Interpol issued a red notice against him, therefore, he is wanted in over 190 countries.
 

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