This Thursday the former PAN senator, Jorge Luis Lavalle Maury, appeared for the first time before a federal judge the initial hearing on the complaint filed against him by the former director of Petróleos Mexicanos, Emilio Lozoya who pointed him out of participating in acts of corruption.
The procedure was scheduled at 10:00 a.m. but began an hour late and is carried out by videoconference before judge Marco Antonio Fuerte Tapia, of the Federal Criminal Justice Center based in the North Prison.
In the audience the General Prosecutor of the Republic (FGR) will seek that the judge bind the former senator to the process for criminal association, money laundering and bribery; none of these deserve preventive detention ex officio.
Lavalle Maury is one of the 70 names that Emilio Lozoya, former director of Mexican oilHe mentioned in his complaint filed with the FGR in August 2020 against various former officials and officials for acts of corruption.
Specifically, the former director of Pemex pointed to Lavalle Maury as part of the group of PAN legislators who “extorted” him to give his vote in favor of the structural reforms promoted during the six-year term of Enrique Peña Nieto.
In this group, there are also, according to the saying of Lozoya, Francisco Javier García Cabeza de Vaca, Francisco Domínguez Servién, Ricardo Anaya, Ernesto Cordero and Salvador Vega Casillas.
“At the request of (Luis) Videgaray Caso, from whom I received instructions, I received on several occasions opposition legislators whose demands amounted, at first up to 50 million dollars, to give their vote in favor of the energy reform” Lozoya noted.
“The designated legislators had a very aggressive attitude since they even threatened to boycott the energy reform if they did not receive their bribes.”
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