Attorney General of the RepublicFGR) I reported this Tuesday that it has opened Three investigations against the former president Enrique Pena Nietowho ruled Mexico from 2012 to 2018 under the acronym PRI.
One investigation is of possible electoral and legacy crimes and involves construction company OHL. The institution in charge of Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero said in a statement that the other related to possible operations with resources of illicit origin and the third related to possible illicit enrichment.
The second investigation had already been issued in recent weeks.
On July 7, during President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s morning press conference, the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) revealed that it was investigating the former president and based on its findings, the FGR opened a first file, derived from Alleged international transfers Pena Nieto is likely to have an interest of 26 million pesos.
In this regard, the FGR reported this afternoon that “a money laundering and illegal international transfer investigation file is being drawn up, all of which require expert tax and tax reports, which have already been requested, while various basic evidence is being obtained to prosecute the case.”
Regarding the first case, involving OHL, which today is called AleaticaProsecutors noted that investigations into potential electoral and legacy crimes have made progress “that will allow the perpetrators to be prosecuted in the coming months.”
About the investigation by illicit enrichmentthe FGR indicated that the financial and heritage opinions are being implemented.
The institution’s statement concluded that “with the procedural results obtained, in which public copies authorized by law can be given, this will be done immediately.”
On July 7, after the first file against him was revealed, Peña Nieto posted on Twitter that he was confident he would be able to clarify the legal origin of his assets.
Regarding the complaint filed against me by the FIU, I am sure that I will be allowed before the relevant authorities to clarify any question about my origins and…
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