AMLO’s Son’s ‘Gray House’ Rental Never Registered in Houston
By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF
The now-notorious million-dollar Texas mansion where Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) eldest son, José Ramón López Beltrán, resided for a year and which was owned by senior executive of the Baker Hughes company, a company that currently holds contracts with the López Obrador administration for more than $151 million in works for the state-owned oil giant Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), was apparently never registered before the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) system, as required by law.
Despite the fact that López Beltrán’s wife, Carolyn Adams, had, after their residence in the so-called Gray House was disclosed by the Latinus news portal, insisted that the leasing of the home had complied fully with U.S. law, local real estate agents said that without an HAR registration, the rental would have had to been carried out either through under-the-table payments or without payment to the owner.
On Friday, Feb. 18, the nonprofit civil group Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity (MCCI) reported that the rental was never registered in the system used by real estate agents in Texas.
In a statement, MCCI said that three Houston real estate agents had confirmed that the alleged lease of the property was not registered in the HAR’s Multiple Listing Service, which can only be accessed by HAR members.