Mexican ex-President Peña Nieto under investigation after large money transfers detected

By Murphy Woodhouse
Published: Friday, July 8, 2022 - 4:24pm
Updated: Friday, July 8, 2022 - 5:16pm

An ex-president of Mexico is under investigation after sizable money transfers raised eyebrows with federal investigators.

Pablo Gomez, head of Mexico’s Financial Intelligence Unit, said his office discovered a scheme in which ex-President Enrique Peña Nieto, whose term ended in 2018, received several international transfers of 26 million pesos, or nearly $1.3 million.

Details of the transfers were shared with the federal Attorney General’s Office, which has opened an investigation, according to Gomez.

On Twitter, Peña Nieto responded to the accusations, saying that he expects he will be given an opportunity by authorities to clear up any doubts about his assets and provide proof of their legality.

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