During a hearing held at the Federal Criminal Justice Center of the North Prison, the businessman Alonso Ancira Elizondo, owner of Altos Hornos de México (AHMSA), asked the federal government to withdraw the accusation of operations with resources of illicit origin, so that in this way, it can have a guarantee trust contract.
In this context, the businessman assured that to open a trust in Mexico, the money laundering charges must be dropped, otherwise you will not be able to do so and will have to keep it in USA and thus, cover the required amounts.
For his part, the judge José Artemio Zúñiga gave by compliment the first of three payments to which Ancira Elizondo is obliged as part of the damage repair agreement caused by the case of Agronitrogenados.
It was the judge who certified that the amount covered in the first of three exhibitions was $ 50 million.
The following two payments must be made on the days November 30, 2022 and November 30, 2023 and it will be until then that the accusation that exists against the owner of Altos Hornos de México.
Ancira’s lawyer, Mauricio Flores Castro, requested during his speech 60 more business days to renegotiate with Pemex the way in which it will be guaranteed the pay and how the trust will be constituted for said purpose.
“Due to the crime of operations with resources of illicit origin they have denied me (access to your accounts) before the National Banking Commission”, He declared before the control judge.
For its part, legal representation of Pemex and the Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF), stated agree to grant the requested term by Ancira Elizondo and her lawyer, to determine if the trust is modified or fulfilled in the terms that were previously agreed upon.
It was the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) who expressed his disagreement over the term grantedHowever, it concluded that it would accept what both Pemex and the FIU agreed.
Likewise, the employer and his lawyer they asked that their bank accounts be unblocked, but the FIU stated that said request was inadmissible at this time, however, it left open the possibility to receive his defense to start talks about it.
It was the day February 3, 2021 when Alonso Ancira Elizondo landed on the Mexico City International Airport, extradited from Spain to answer for alleged acts of money laundering and bribery of Emilio Lozoya.
Businessman traveled aboard a jet of the Attorney General’s Office (FGR). Bombardier CL 600-2B16 aircraft, registration XB-NWD, departed from the air base of Sant Joan Air, Palma de Mallorca and made a stopover at the international airport of Halifax Stanfield on Canada, to finally go to the capital of Mexico.
Ancira Elizondo landed at 5:11 p.m., according to data from the Radar Box portal. Since leaving Spain, including passing through Canada, the trip lasted 13 hours and 21 minutes.
The Mexican prosecutor’s office accuses Ancira of having allegedly bribed the former director of Pemex, Emilio Lozoya, with 3.5 million dollars, for the parastatal to buy from AHM the scrap plant of Agro Nitrogenados, located in the Pajaritos complex, Veracruz.
As the hearing unfolded last February, Alonso Ancira offered two million dollars as collateral To continue with the process outside the prison. Likewise, it provided the addresses of two addresses in Mexico City and one more in Coahuila In order for the judge to determine in which of them the confinement could continue, if the appeal was approved.