Sunday, June 4, 2023

“Without a settlement, Lojoya will stop cooperating,” says her lawyer.

Miguel Ontiveros Alonso, the legal defender of Emilio Lozoya, former director of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), explains that reaching an indemnity agreement is likely and that the opportunity to withdraw the money laundering and bribery charges is the criteria.

Criminal association charges will also be dropped for both the former officer and three women in the Lozoya family, his mother Gilda Margarita Austin, his sister Gilda Susana and the wife of his client, Marielle Helen Ekes. Bribes were received in the cases of Odebrecht and Agro Nitrogendos.

What do you call the authorities on the matter?

– The first is a careful request by the Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) and Pemex for a firm definition, that the amount of compensation for damages is $10.7 million and that the beneficiaries are the women and Emilio Lozoya.

Second, a call to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to protect the cooperating witness and not keep him in jail, and third, ratification of the Lozoya family’s settlement and agreement that they continue to cooperate permanently with the Attorney General. Will keep the republic.

Do you think there is any possibility of reaching an indemnity agreement?

—Provided that the interested institutions, the FIU and Pemex, notify the head of the federal executive that the amount of $10.7 million is appropriate, correct, technically supported, yes.

What happens in case of any other scenario?

—If this does not happen, it will be very difficult to reach an agreement and an opportunity criterion and it will have to reconsider whether to continue the cooperation or not, for now it is permanent…, but it is very difficult Have to think about deciding to continue if it turns out that we are not the only accused as has already been done. Further, we are brought before the trial court but everything can be resolved by recognizing the benefits as stated by the law and getting her freedom to continue co-operation, it is a decision she will have to make at that point of time.

Would settlement be the most viable option and a second trial to await a sentence?

—Yes, settlement and signing of agreements… You will have no option but to defend yourself before the trial court, but we believe that you have a good chance to defend yourself because we have done a double duty, On the one hand we are working within the framework of cooperation with the institutions and on the other hand we are carrying out acts of defence, we are preparing ourselves if the state finally decides to accuse and bring the witness to court. Are.

Are you in jail for so many years?

– Yes, of course… In short, he’s asking for about 60 years in prison, he’ll get out plus 100, he’s over 40, so plus 60 is life imprisonment.

How is the case going?

—This case is in the framework of a dialogue between the offended legal entities that are Pemex, the FIU, in good faith with the Attorney General of the Republic and the Defense, in order to put into practice the agreement on reparations in agricultural nitrogenados and is an agreement Within the framework of an opportunity norm in Odebrecht.

What do you think of the President’s statement that the figure is less than the loss?

—I would like to formally and respectfully request the FIU and Pemex to notify the President of the compensation terms they requested more than a year ago through official opinion, expert opinion, but Also through Co-Yuvania where he indicated legally based, what is the amount of compensation for damages, which amounts to $10.7 million.

What is the amount based on?

—It is important that the President is informed because the determination of reparations in a criminal law case is a technical matter based on scientific documents prepared by government institutions that conclude that damages are reparable in both cases. The amount is 10.7 million. Dollar.

What happens if another amount is deposited with the Federal Judiciary?

—If a different amount is presented before the controlling judge than before the Federal Judiciary, it will be impossible for the Judiciary to accept the compromise and settlement, as it protects the validity, proportionality of the agreements.

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