The Attorney General’s Office (FGR) formally accused Emilio Lozoya Austin, former director of Pemex, for the case Odebrecht and requested a lengthy sentence of nearly 40 years, federal government officials confirmed Wednesday.
According to Milenio, the indictment was presented to José Artemio Zúñiga Mendoza, judge of the Federal Criminal Justice Center in the North prison, who in the next few days will notify the defense of the former director of Petróleos Mexicanos that the FGR requested the opening of the oral trial.
Meanwhile, the defense of the former official has not been able to achieve a criterion of opportunity, despite the fact that he offered to guarantee with a payment of 5 million dollars the repair of the damage in the Agronitrogenados case and the Odebrecht case for which he is accused.
Emilio Lozoya would spend 39 years in prison
According to the letter revealed this Wednesday, the FGR explained that it requested a 39-year prison sentence For the former official because Lozoya was a director of Pemex, that is, he had a hierarchical level, and while exercising his power he received bribes from the Brazilian construction company.
The crime of criminal association merits a penalty of 5 to 10 years; the crime for operations with resources of illicit origin is punishable by up to 15 years in prison; and for bribery the penalties range from 2 to 14 years. The General Prosecutor of the RepublicAccording to officials, he seeks to impose the maximum penalties, for which Lozoya would spend 39 years in prison.
What did Lozoya do?
The former director of Pemex was arrested In a high-income residential area of Malaga, Spain, in February 2020, he was nevertheless declared on probation. The former official faced a process for money laundering, criminal association and bribery.
The crimes for which he is accused are related to alleged bribes from the Brazilian company Odebrecht in exchange for contracts and the purchase of a scrap plant from Altos Hornos de México.
As we made known in AmericanPost.NewsLast December, the UIF denounced Emilio Lozoya for 214 trips abroad, which according to what was declared was impossible to cover with the salary he received as a civil servant.
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