Former director of Pemex admitted in hospital with an ankle monitor
Mexico, Jul 31 (Prensa Latina) Emilio Lozoya Austin, former director of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), is still hospitalized today with anemia, but wearing a monitor on his ankle to keep him under surveillance, as he will be submitted to house arrest.
Lozoya is considered a protected witness by the State, but he aspires to a more beneficial status called opportunity criteria, which may mean not judging him even if the crimes he committed are proven.
For the time being, when he is discharged he will be able to move to a house, but he must sign up on August 1st at the federal Criminal Justice Center, since he is facing two charges for crimes of operation with recourse of illegal origin, organized crime and bribery.
Judicial sources pointed out that the legal defense of the former official, accompanied by ministerial agents and an actuary went to the Angeles del Pedregal Hospital, where Lozoya Austin is treated for Barret Syndrome and anemia and where the company's workers placed the electronic device on him.
After an almost 14-hour-long hearing on Wednesday, where Lozoya was linked for the second time to the process for crimes related to the corruption network of the Odebrecht construction company, from Brazil, lawyer Miguel Ontiveros said that that the former PEMEX director will remain in the hospital for another three days for the duration of the treatment of Barret syndrome and anemia.
However, he clarified that the date could be brought forward and even reiterated that Mr. Emilio Lozoya is willing to denounce those who instructed the institutions of the Mexican State, natural and legal persons, national and foreign, and in due course he will announce it with names, charges, facts and circumstances that surrounded the departure from the rule of law.
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