FGR declassified names of officials and statements of the Odebrecht case

The FGR began the process to declassify the investigation folder regarding the Odebrecht case (EFE/Sebastião Moreira)

The General Prosecutor of the Republic (FGR) began the process to declassify the investigation folder referring to the Odebrecht case, where are included 36 statements from 22 public officials of the six-year term of Enrique Peña Nieto, carried out before the Public Ministry between 2017 and 2018.

Among the names that appear in the documents is the former director of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Emilio Lozoya Austin, who in his ministerial statement of August 17, 2017 reserved his right to testify and denied “any accusation that is made or has been made against me.”

Also on the list are characters of the current administration at the head of Pemex, such as André Arthur Glorieux González, Arturo Arregui García, José Aarón Marrufo Ruiz, Armando Hiram Hinojosa González, Sylvia Uribe Arredondo Cepeda, José Samuel Sánchez Reyes and Leonardo Cornejo Serrano.

Among the names that appear in the documents is the former director of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Emilio Lozoya Austin (Photo: Anthony Harvey / Europa Press)
Among the names that appear in the documents is the former director of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Emilio Lozoya Austin (Photo: Anthony Harvey / Europa Press)

The release of the documents occurs after the National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI) determined on November 25, 2021 that the Prosecutor’s Office had to deliver a public version of the investigation folder because it was considered a matter of public interest and dealing with a case of corruption.

At the time, the INAI requested to deliver in electronic format the public version of all the interrogations and statements collected between January 2017 and September 2021, as part of the inquiries contained in the investigation folder related to the Odebrecht case.

The Institute also indicated that the dependency must provide a public version of the documents that account for the Names of the people questioned and whose statements have been taken, whether individuals, officials or former public officials, specifying the date.

The INAI asked to deliver in electronic format the public version of all the interrogations and statements collected between January 2017 and September 2021 (Photo: Courtesy INAI)
The INAI asked to deliver in electronic format the public version of all the interrogations and statements collected between January 2017 and September 2021 (Photo: Courtesy INAI)

Additionally, the INAI Plenary ordered the FGR to publish the requested information on its internet portal and on the National Transparency Platform, in accordance with article 70, section XLVIII, of the General Law on Transparency and Access to Public Information, Y update it on a quarterly basis, as required by transparency obligations.

“The interest of society to access information related to the investigations initiated by the Odebrecht case has been constant; Since October 2018, through resolution RRA 4436/18, the Plenary ordered the then PGR to publish a public version of the preliminary investigation and, to date, the Institute has resolved more than 16 related review appeals and in all of them it has been ordered that information be delivered”, stated Commissioner Oscar Guerra Ford.

The official explained that the article 66 of the Federal Transparency Law It provides that the resolutions of the Institute become an obligation of transparency, taking into account the social relevance of the information.

“The President of the Republic himself has referred that this case is of national interest and, due to the repercussions that it had so strong or that it could have had on the public treasury, it is very important that it can be transparent, the law allows it with the exceptional part of reserves when they are acts of corruption, which is what we are applying”

For its part, the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic responded that the investigation folder was in process and, therefore, the information was classified as reserved and confidential, in accordance with the Transparency Law.

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