July 29, 2020

Prosecutors accuse ex-PEMEX boss of taking $10.5m bribe

Mexico City (AFP) – Mexican prosecutors accused the former boss of state oil company PEMEX of accepting a bribe worth more than $10 million from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht at his trial in Mexico City on Wednesday.Emilio Lozoya is accused of receiving huge payments in return for lucrative public works contracts. “You knew that the funds were from Odebrecht and you received $10.5 million as a result of bribes,” said a prosecutor at the trial, which is taking place by videoconference.Prosecutors said Lozoya’s mother and wife were also involved in the fraud.The bribes were allegedly us…

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