First AMLO said it in the morning and then Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard confirmed it from the CELAC summit: Mexico is “envelopes” those 700 million dollars which, presumably, Genaro García Luna did not gather in a very legal way.
According to what President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) pointed out in his morning, the former Secretary of Security’s lawyers wanted to block the Mexican government’s attempt to recover the money that he has in the United States. However, a jury gave the green light to that possibility and the matter is already in litigation.
“A court in Florida agreed with us, that is, yes we can and they are working on it, 700 million dollars and other possible assets,” AMLO announced, to later affirm that the United States government has already requested information on this matter… well, rather: that’s what he believes.
“That to the prosecution, that’s another matter, This more than anything has to do with Foreign Relationsthis judgment to which I make mention”.
With this clarification, the press that Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard attended on the occasion of his participation in the CELAC summit asked “hey, what’s up with García Luna’s money?” The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, had no anger and confirmed the intention to go for those 700 million pesos.
“The purpose of this lawsuit, which was filed in Florida [Estados Unidos]is the restitution to the Mexican government of all assets that exist in its name or those of its relatives [de Genaro García Luna]”, explained Marcelo Ebrard.
The issue is not new, Ebrard explained. Since 2021, the Mexican government has been seeking to take away all the wrongdoing from the former official who is facing trial in the United States. In the first instance, there is a lawsuit for “damages” to 39 companies in which García Luna had a stake. This was done through the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).
Although he said that the Mexican government seeks to get away with 700 million dollars, AMLO did not rule out that the fortune of Genaro García Luna rises to more. “It is also said that he accumulated a fortune of a lot of money, around a billion dollars. Yesterday, the one who accuses him talks about receiving a million dollars a day.”the president assured.