Some of the lots were sold a year later at highly inflated prices to shell companies created by the same front men.
Described by officials as his most lucrative deal, it was carried out with state funds, the file reveals.
The PGR used the questionable transactions as the starting point for its investigation into the alleged embezzlement and misuse of public funds during Duarte’s administration because, it claims, he and his accomplices used the profits to “give an appearance of legality” to the rest of the deals they would make during his six-year term, the file says.
In August 2011, Alfonso Ortega López, a lawyer and one of the front men, learned about the land in Campeche and advised his boss that buying them was “a good deal . . . with unlimited potential.”
In the criminal network that the PGR alleges was created and led by Duarte, one of Ortega’s duties was to “look for opportunities to invest money,” the file states.
more recommended stories
X’ocen: a rural community where Maya ancestral ceremonies still very much alive
X’ocen is a pre-Hispanic sanctuary, and.
Oil auctions in Mexico postponed until February
According to REUTERS, Mexican oil auctions.
Zapatista rebels reject meeting with López Obrador
Mexico’s leftist President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez.
Municipal crews work 24/7 to keep sargassum off the beach in Cancun
“The cleaning works carried out since.
Yucatecan enterpreneurs seek to strengthen local productivity with “Tech Day”
In order to strengthen partnerships, and.
Catalog highlights relevance of the flower in Mexican Culture
The flower, addressed as a substantive.
19th edition of the International Jazz Festival of Campeche features world-class artists
Campeche will present its International Jazz.
PEMEX pipeline on the Mérida-Progreso highway explodes as fuel was being illegaly extracted
According to unofficial reports, the explosion.
Measures against Influenza reinforced by Isstey authorities
Mérida, Yucatán, July 18, 2018.- In.
Oscar winning Guillermo Del Toro grants scholarships to three Mexican talents in animation
Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, with the.