The rental was not registered in the Texas system. That could mean that the transaction took place outside, between private parties, and paid no rent.
(HOUSTON Tx – Agencies) The controversial house of José Ramón López Beltrán, son of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, continues to cause a lot of controversy. Even though his wife, Carolyn Adams, said that she rented the house formally and under the rules of the United States, Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity (MCCI) has other information.
In a press release, the civil organization informed that it was never registered the rental of the property in the Texas real estate system. “If they rented the house, they have to declare it in the HAR system, which is the system used by agents in Houston,” a real estate agent licensed to operate in Texas told MCCI.
Following the finding of no relationship with the U.S. real estate system, this could mean that the transaction was carried out outside, between individuals, that there was no payment of rent or contract relationship in between.
A few days ago, a former Baker Hughes executive cited for leasing his Houston home to AMLO’s eldest son assured that he had no prior knowledge of who the lessee was. Keith Schilling, who worked for Baker Hughes between 2016 and 2019, spoke publicly for the first time about his involvement via an emailed statement to Bloomberg News.
He said his home was vacant and available for rent after Schilling moved to Canada to manage the oil services in that country.
“I had no prior relationship, personal connection, or familiarity with the lessee or the lessee’s family in any way,” Schilling stressed. “In any of my roles at Baker Hughes, I had no responsibility for any business activity related to or in Mexico.”
In addition, several shareholders of the U.S. company requested to investigate a potential conflict of interest and irregularities.
Baker Hughes has contracts with AMLO’s government for more than 151 million dollars in works for Petroleros Mexicanos (Pemex).
“These facts create the perception of a possible conflict of interest and a potential scenario that could have crossed the line of Baker Hughes’ legal and ethical obligations. As such, a complaint is warranted, and an investigation is necessary,” reads the letter by Juan Carlos Luna, sent to the Department of Justice.