July 28, 2020

Corruption trial of ex-PEMEX boss begins in Mexico

Mexico City (AFP) – The former boss of Mexican state oil giant PEMEX went on trial on Tuesday, accused of taking bribes to fund a presidential campaign, official sources said.Emilio Lozoya is accused of corruption for authorizing PEMEX’s acquisition between 2013 and 2015 of a rundown fertilizer factory for $485 million, a price prosecutors considered suspiciously high given it had been unused for 14 years.The trial at a court in Mexico City began by videoconference as Lozoya has been in hospital suffering from anaemia since returning to Mexico on July 17 following his extradition from Spain.Lo…

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