Former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Photo: Google

By KELIN DILLON

As files from the controversial Odebrecht case, that name former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and his former Treasury Secretary Luis Videgaray as participants in the scheme, have recently been sent to the organized crime unit of Mexico’s Attorney General of the Public (FGR), formal accusations and charges are anticipated to soon follow against the nation’s former executive.

While progress in the Odebrecht case, an international corruption scheme throughout Peña Nieto’s administration that saw millions of dollars injected into Mexico from Brazilian company Odebrecht to secure lucrative contracts in the country, slowly moves forward, Peña Nieto will now find himself investigated for his own personal involvement in the scandal.

Officials from the FGR have said for more than a year now that Peña Nieto and Videgaray’s names both appear within its investigation into the case for alleged acts of corruption.

Former Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) CEO Emilio Lozoya likewise previously named Peña Nieto as a coconspirator in the case during his own criminal complaint filed on Aug. 11, 2020.

The FGR’s investigation against Peña Nieto and Videgaray remains open and in the process of prosecution, without any designated timeline for completion.

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