Translated From: Prosecutor’s Office obtains arrest warrants against Inés Gómez Mont and…

Discovered on: 2022-01-21 01:11:41

On the afternoon of this January 20, the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) obtained seven arrest warrants, among which are that of the driver Inés Gómez Mont and her husband, the businessman Víctor Manuel Puga, for the alleged crimes of organized crime and money laundering.

According to the authorities’ press release, the corresponding red tokens were also released to capture those outside of Mexico.

“The corresponding arrest warrants have been obtained, and three of them are already being held in federal criminal justice centers. In the cases of those who fled the country, the corresponding red card has been obtained and the response is awaited.” collaboration at an international level”, reads the document.

The investigation began in 2019

The Special Prosecutor for Organized Crime (FEMDO) opened the investigation against the defendants and seven companies “for their possible participation in organized crime and operations with resources of illicit origin.”

The document explains that “they probably colluded to simulate operations and provide resources to that criminal organization, lowering tax burdens and hiding operations, thus hindering the tracking of those resources.”

It is presumed that they used “digital tax receipts on the Internet, which covered up false operations and appeared to be acts of commerce and provision of services that were not carried out”, for the purpose of “laundering money, disguising said crimes as legal profits that were non-existent”.

The Prosecutor’s Office also states that Víctor Manuel Álvarez Puga was in charge of the main organization.

Inés Gómez Mont would have requested an agreement not to be imprisoned

According to the information published by La Jornada at the end of December 2021, through federal sources the Mexican communicator sought to “obtain a criterion of opportunity” with the FGR so that she and her husband are “allowed not to be imprisoned” or that may receive “a low sentence”.

This “in exchange for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of businessmen and former officials who defrauded the treasury through billing companies,” the newspaper detailed.

The possible whereabouts of the driver

Until now, the couple’s whereabouts are unknown, but La Jornada stated that, “according to the investigation, Gómez Mont and Álvarez Puga have been in various South American countries and have traveled by sea, which has made it difficult to locate them in a timely manner due to police authorities”.

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