Hit by account closure, Mexican billing companies remain in silence
10 de julio de 2020, 9:55
Mexico, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Invoicing companies that had swarmed in Mexico over the last 12 years in two consecutive governments (Felipe Calderon 2006-2012, and Enrique Peña Nieto 2012-2018), remain silent following actions taken against them.
The vast majority of the 42 firms denounced by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador for carrying out serious illicit billings to embezzle the treasury and launder money, are entities without much in the way of structure or personnel, which do not operate even from established offices or commercial addresses, according to government.
Their job is to issue invoices electronically on behalf of established real companies, through a digital mechanism accepted as legal by the parties - government and company - which became essential in the legal financial relationship for which many or the vast majority of their Users did not act in bad faith, as President Andrés Manuel López Obrador himself admitted.
The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) belonging to the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, reported that until yesterday it carried out the freezing of accounts belonging to 42 of those companies with simulated operations, better known as 'invoicing'.
The FIU received from the Tax Administration Service the list of companies that presented simulated operations, it said in a statement.
After a review of its investigation and analysis systems, the FIU found unusual movements in the financial system and therefore proceeded to block the bank accounts.
The FIU indicated that it expects that in the next few days the banks will deliver the number of the accounts and the amounts of money in them, and reiterated its commitment to continue fighting corruption and impunity.
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