Former head of Petroleos Mexicanos alleges former President Enrique Peña Nieto of corruption

In a scathing attack and the most explosive accusations in recent Mexican political history, the former head of the state-owned oil company Emilio Lozoya accused former President Enrique Peña Nieto of corruption.

The former head of Petroleos Mexicanos who himself faces corruption charges has alleged Peña Nieto and his treasury secretary Luis Videgaray of directing a scheme of kickbacks and embezzlement directly from the President’s office and said they both used the state-owned Pemex as a conduit to “fulfill promises made during the (2012) campaign.”

Lozoya who has also accused Peña Nieto and Videgaray of extortion, fraud and embezzlement among other allegations he has made in a leaked 60-page document whose authenticity was confirmed by Mexican authorities further said, “Enrique Peña Nieto and Luis Videgaray Caso created a scheme of corruption in the federal government, in which the common denominator was that all the people who supported in some way the presidential campaign had to be recompensed or repaid” usually in the form of cushy government contracts.

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