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Calls FGR to Look into Brother, Official After Leaked Video

By Ricardo Guzman | Fri, 08/21/2020 - 12:07

Calls for investigation into brother, collaborator. President López Obrador said his brother Pío and former Civil Protection Head David León should be called to testify before the Attorney General (FGR), regarding the video leaked yesterday in which both exchange a bag allegedly filled with money. “This revelation, these videos must be delivered to the Attorney General's Office,” he said. During his daily briefing in Aguascalientes, the president stressed that León notified him of that video five days ago. López Obrador said he suggested that both León and his brother Pío not seek legal shelter and openly face the accusations to avoid any suspicion.

Suggested León decline new appointment. President López Obrador said he suggested David León decline his next appointment in the federal administration so he can face the investigation into yesterday’s leaked video. “We spoke yesterday and I suggested to him that he decline the appointment to take over the new drug distribution company and to wait for this affair to be clarified,” he said. Yesterday, León said the video was recorded in 2015 when he was working for former Chiapas Gov. Manuel Velasco. The president said this affair is not related to his electoral victory. “This money has nothing to do with the 2018 presidential election, just so there are no misinterpretations,” he said.

Focusing on Etileno XXI. President López Obrador said that after finishing reading former PEMEX head Emilio Lozoya's accusation of a massive corruption scheme, instead of focusing on the shocking revelations such as the collector’s edition Ferrari given to former President Peña Nieto by the arrested former Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte, there are more relevant affairs like the Etileno XXI complex, where subsidized contracts were allegedly used to embezzle public finances totaling billions of pesos. “Not hundreds of millions, but billions of pesos. You do the math,” he said.

Aguascalientes reports low crime data. Aguascalientes is one of the three safest states in Mexico, Gov. Martín Orozco said. Orozco said the implementation of the new C5 system (monitoring security system) is one of the most advanced, and also the cheapest in the country. Minister of National Defense (SEDENA) Luis Cresencio Sandoval asserted that the state has seen a very mild drop in crime rates, but that there has been a slight increase in drug dealing.

 

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Ricardo Guzman Ricardo Guzman Editor