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AMLO says arrest warrant request for Luis Videgaray denied

Mexico City, Mexico — The Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) has requested an order to capture the former Secretary of Foreign Relations, Luis Videgaray Caso, however, the request has been rejected.

The request was rejected with the judge considering the investigation not well integrated. The request for the arrest warrant for Luis Videgaray Caso, the exsecretario of Hacienda was confirmed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

During his Tuesday morning press conference, AMLO said “Yes it is true. In this case, the Prosecutor’s Office requested a judge to issue an arrest warrant and the judge returned the file, that is true. It is the only thing I know. And I did read that one of the alleged crimes is treason. I have no further knowledge,” he said.

“I understand the judge returned that request to the Prosecutor’s Office. I do not know if it is definitive or to complement it. In these cases, it is always a matter of repairing or supplementing if the investigation is poorly integrated.

“That is a function of the judge, to not admit it because he considers that it is not solid or that it does not have all the elements,” he noted adding that he has no knowledge of how the request is being presented to the judge to issue the arrest warrant.

The Office of the Fiscalía General de la República (FGR) presented the Judiciary with a document requesting the apprehension of former Chancellor and former Secretary of Finance Luis Videgaray Caso, who is accused of five federal crimes, including treason, bribery and criminal association.

The prosecution says that Videgaray also committed an electoral crime by delivering resources in excess of $1.6 million to Enrique Peña Nieto during his campaign for the 2012 presidency. Luis Videgaray Caso was Secretary of Finance for Mexico during Enrique Peña Nieto’s administration.