Ex-Pemex CEO Denies Allegations of Involvement in Brazil Scandal

Former Petroleos Mexicanos Chief Executive Officer Emilio Lozoya denied participating in an alleged bribery scheme involving Brazilian construction company Odebrecht SA in Mexico, after Veja magazine reported the executive was mentioned in connection with an ongoing corruption probe.

“I haven’t requested nor have I received illegal money,” Lozoya said in an emailed response to questions by Bloomberg News on Wednesday. “I reiterate my interest in having this matter investigated and penalties issued, but without dishonoring and defaming without proof along the way.”

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