The defense of Pío López Obrador, brother of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, requested Summon the head of the Executive to testify about the case of the videos in which he is observed receiving cash from David Lion, who at that time was identified as a political operator of the Chiapas government, in the Manuel Velasco administration.
According to the newspaper Reformthe lawyer Pablo Hernández Romo assured that his client Pío López was the one who made the request to summon his brother to testify before the Special Prosecutor for Electoral Crimes (FEDE).
Pío López Obrador argued that his brother has publicly stated that he is aware of the issue of money deliveries.
“What Pío said had already been said by the President of Mexico in the ‘morning’ of August 21, 2020; he said that ‘morning’ that if they called him he would go to testify and he also said that he knew all the facts, that knew all about that fact“, recalled the litigant in an interview with Reform.
This Friday the defense of Pío López submitted the request in writing to the FEDE to call his brother to testify.
“If the President of the Republic spoke publicly about the facts that are the subject of the investigation in the file that concerns us, he said that he knew what the money in question was used for and showed his complete willingness to testifyI consider that it is essential that his statement be taken in order to clarify the facts, ”says the letter delivered by the litigant to Héctor Sánchez Zaldívar, the prosecutor in charge of the investigation.
“Proceedings that are appropriate by virtue of the fact that you yourself told the amparo judge in the aforementioned communication of last August 2, that among the procedures pending to be carried out were ‘the others that may derive’. The need for the President of the Republic to declare is clear, given that he was the first to speak publicly about the events along the same lines that Pío López Obrador later did in the interview that, according to you, forces the Social Representation of the Federation to continue with the investigation. Due to the above, I request that the statement of the President of the Republic be taken“.
In the material released by Latinus in August 2021, the brother of the current president of Mexico is appreciated receiving resources from David Leon.
The money was given to him in at least three meetings that were recorded by León himself, who in the current federal administration served as coordinator of Civil Protection and was about to take office as new director of a state medicine distributor company.
At the time, President López Obrador said that there was nothing illegal, but that they were contributions to the political movement:
In the other case, in that of my brother with David León, they are contributions to strengthen the movement at a time when the people basically supported it.
(With information from Reform)