Mexican judge orders Ex-chief of Pemex Lozoya taken into custody

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Former main enforcement of Mexico's authorities lipid steadfast Pemex, Emilio Lozoya, is escorted by Spanish constabulary officers arsenic helium leaves a tribunal aft appeared successful Spain's High Court via video league aft his detention successful confederate Spain connected Wednesday, successful Marbella, Spain February 13, 2020. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

MEXICO CITY, Nov 3 (Reuters) - A justice connected Wednesday ordered the erstwhile main enforcement serviceman of Mexican authorities lipid institution Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Emilio Lozoya, to beryllium taken into custody portion his proceedings connected corruption charges plays out.

Lozoya, who was extradited to Mexico from Spain successful July past year, is astatine the center of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's run to exposure corruption that helium says was rampant successful past governments earlier helium took bureau successful 2018.

Lozoya is accused of taking bribes and wealth laundering.

He has sought to deflect blasted by accusing erstwhile apical officials, including erstwhile president Enrique Pena Nieto and his ex-finance minister, Luis Videgaray, of instructing him to wage bribes for electoral ends and to bargain votes successful Congress.

Pena Nieto and Videgaray person denied immoderate wrongdoing.

Reporting by Diego Ore

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