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FGR requests Interpol red notice for former Pemex director

Mexico City, Mexico — The Fiscalía General de la República (FGR) has requested an Interpol red notice against Carlos Treviño, former director of Pemex. The former official is being accused of operations with resources of illicit origin and criminal association.

On Tuesday, the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) requested the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) to issue a red notice against the former director of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Carlos Treviño Medina.

A federal judge, based in the Altiplano maximum security prison, issued an arrest warrant against Treviño Medina by declaring him “removed from the action of justice”, when he failed to appear at the imputation hearing on September 7.

The former head of Pemex argued that he did not attend his appearance due to lack of legal certainty to carry out a fair trial.

Carlos Treviño was accused by the former CEO of the state company, Emilio Lozoya Austin, currently a prisoner in the North Prison, of having received bribes worth millions of peso in exchange for awarding a contract to the Brazilian company Braskem for the Ethylene XXI plant project.

The accusations were supported by the FGR who provided documents as evidence, showing that the contract that Pemex signed with the aforementioned company was carried out without authorization from the Board of Directors.

However, the former official himself denied the accusations. His lawyers reported that they were not aware of the arrest warrant issued against their client.

Óscar Zamudio, Treviño Medina’s lawyer, said that he is not a fugitive from justice, that he is currently residing in the state of Texas.