Former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Photo: Google


The Mexican Attorney General’s Office (FGR) announced late Tuesday, Aug. 2, that the federal Prosecutor’s Office is currently conducting an investigation into former President Enrique Peña Nieto on three counts of potential corruption: electoral crimes, money laundering and illicit enrichment-.

In a written statement Tuesday night, the FGR said that it the investigation was sparked by various complaints in which the Spanish company OHL is involved, both in crimes of an electoral nature, as well as patrimonial.

“In this investigation, progress will allow prosecutions in the coming months,” the statement said.

The FGR said that the investigation was based on complaints filed by Treasury authorities and that “an investigation folder is being put together for money laundering and illegal international transfers, all of which require expert tax and treasury opinions, which have already been requested, while various evidence is being obtained that is essential for the prosecution of the case.”

Peña Nieto, who served from 2012 to 2018, immediately before current leftist President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) currently lives in Spain, and recently put up for sale his home there, the sale which the FGR merits investigation.

“As procedural results are obtained, in which the public versions authorized by law can be given, this will be done immediately,” the FGR said.

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