The hearing of the former PAN presidential candidate, Ricardo Anaya Cortés, scheduled for this Monday, January 31 at 9:00 a.m., was postponed to February 14 because the control judge who would hold the judicial meeting tested positive for Covid- 19.
In this hearing, it was expected that Anaya would be charged by the Attorney General’s Office in the criminal proceedings against him for the crimes of bribery, money laundering and criminal association, for allegedly receiving bribes from the Odebrech company.
Anaya acknowledged last year that he was outside the country, so in the last hearing he had in November 2021, federal judge Marco Antonio Fuerte Tapia ordered him to attend in person this Monday, or else he would order the Attorney General’s Office the Republic seek the means it deems appropriate to guarantee its presence in the courtroom.
According to the FGR, the high officials of Odebrecht Brazil, Hilberto Mascarenhas Alves da Silva Filho; Marcelo Odebrecht; Luis Alberto de Meneses Weyll and Luis Weyll, declared ministerially in Brazil that as of 2012, when the government of Enrique Peña Nieto began in our country, they sought contracts in substantive operations of Petróleos Mexicanos and for this they gave bribes to Emilio Lozoya, then director from Pemex, as a first payment of 10 million dollars to guarantee control over that oil production.
Emilio Lozoya filed a complaint in 2020 where he stated that he received “superior” instructions to deliver 6 million 800,000 pesos to Ricardo Anaya, so that he would vote in favor of the energy reform to open the oil industry to the private sector. It should be noted that Anaya was elected federal deputy through the plurinominal route in the 2012 elections, a position he held until 2015 when he left to become the national leader of the PAN.
The FGR assures that, “according to the ministerial proceedings”, the head of Emilio Lozoya’s own escorts, Norberto Gallardo Vargas, gave Anaya the 6.8 million pesos at the Chamber of Deputies facilities, in the year 2014.