Former Pemex Director Emilio Lozoya. Photo: Google

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF

Despite the fact that he is already being detained without bail on corruption charges linked to the international Odebrecht oil scandal, Emilio Lozoya, the former head of Mexico’s state-run oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) was ordered yet again to detention without the possibility of bail on Wednesday, Nov. 10, for his alleged defrauding of the government in the sale the Agronitrogenados fertilizer plant.

On Wednesday, Federal Judge José Artemio Zúñiga issued the second preventive detention order against Lozoya for the Agronitrogenados case, claiming that Lozoya was a potential flight risk.

Lozoya, who has been imprisoned in the North Penitentiary since Nov. 3, pleaded not guilty of his participation in the case, although he previously tried to cut a deal with Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office to repay the money.

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