by Karen, Saturday, July 13, 2019, 16:23 (395 days ago)

Just read this:
Borderland Beat com

The Mexican Federal Attorney General's office have confiscated a million dollar mansion amid allegations was purchased by the wife of the former CEO of the state oil company with bribe money. The government locked up the gates to the $1.9million five-room luxury pad in Ixtapa, Guerrero, on Thursday.

The 3,578 square-foot home was purchased in 2013 by Marielle Helene Eckes, the wife of Emilio Lozoya, who once was the head of PEMEX [Mexico Petroleum].

Prosecutors allege that it was bought with kickback payments received from a government deal with a private firm. The palace is just one of three homes located in the exclusive Quita Mar neighborhood. The five-bedroom mansion has its own private beach. The Mexican Federal Attorney General's office seized the $1.9million mansion of Marielle Helene Eckes, the wife of Emilio Lozoya, former head of Mexico's state-owned oil company.

The luxury home is located in the state of Guerrero and offers a view of the Pacific Ocean and access to a private beach.

The palace, which features is own outdoor pool, was allegedly purchased with kickback payments after Lozoya gave the final OK for PEMEX to buy fertilizer plant from Altos Hornos de Mexico [AHMSA], one of Mexico's largest steelmakers, for $32.6millionEach of the five bedrooms has its own bathroom, and four feature their own dressing rooms.

The master bedroom boasts its own living room, a terrace, a palm roof, a pergola over the garden to block out the Pacific Coast's sun and a marquee that offers a direct view of the waters.There are also two living rooms, a pair of storage rooms, a fitness gym, a film room, a kitchen, a laundry room and a garage with parking spaces for three vehicles. Records accessed by Mexican investigators show that the home was acquired Lozoya's wife 11 days after the Mexican state-owned petroleum company purchased the Agronitrogenados fertilizer plant from Altos Hornos de Mexico [AHMSA] -one of Mexico's largest steelmakers.

The property has its own private beach The mansion is just one of three homes located in the exclusive Quita Mar neighborhood Emilio Lozoya (right) was the former head of Mexico's state-owned oil company during former president Enrique Pena Nieto's (left) term in office. Lozoya is accused of accepting $10million in kickback payments from Odebrecht, , a Brazilian business which is the largest construction company in Latin America

Government investigators in Mexico are looking into how a $1.9million home was purchased by a gift by Marielle Helene Eckes (pictured), the wife of Emilio Lozoya, former head of the country's state-owned oil companyLozoya signed off on PEMEX to acquire the plant for $620million Mexican pesos, or $32.6million.Analysts at the time considered the fertilizer plant to be rundown. A May 2019 report by Mexico's Finance Ministry charged that PEMEX ignored consultants and made high-risk investments with no discernible business strategy.The ministry's Financial Intelligence Unit

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by Aunt Chelada, Saturday, July 13, 2019, 17:20 (395 days ago) @ Karen

Maybe in 10 years we'll be able to visit it.



by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, July 13, 2019, 18:32 (395 days ago) @ Karen

Not "Quita Mar", Contramar. Past Las Brisas (Westin).


by Gregorio M. @, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Saturday, July 13, 2019, 23:52 (395 days ago) @ Karen

Probably lost in translation, but that sounds like a lot of amenities to cram into a 3600 square foot “palace”. Maybe square meters??


by Tere @, Sunday, July 14, 2019, 08:59 (395 days ago) @ Karen

Happened a few weeks ago - and the next day the Mexican MSN News money section had an article titled something about how bribes to political figures were not tax deductible. I laughed.



by Pam in NJ ⌂ @, Morristown, NJ, Sunday, July 21, 2019, 09:13 (388 days ago) @ Karen

here's link to an article showing a picture of the house.