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U.S. Corruption Probe Leads to Mexican Utility Chief

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posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 12:00 PM

U.S. Corruption Probe Leads to Mexican Utility Chief

MEXICO CITY—A high-ranking Mexican official at the state-run
national electric utility received a Ferrari, a luxury yacht and as much as
several million dollars in exchange for lucrative contracts for two U.S.
companies, U.S. federal prosecutors allege.

The official, Néstor Moreno, is the head of operations for Mexico's national
electric monopoly, the Federal Electricity Commission, called the CFE.

* $1.8 million yacht purchased in Chula Vista, Calif
* 2005 Ferrari Spider, costing $297,000, purchased from a Beverly Hills, Calif., dealer
* $24,500 in tuition for military academy for Mr. Moreno's son
* Payment of $164,791 in charges on Mr. Moreno's American Express card

it seems to me sooner or later these corrupt officials are
gonna have ties to those Mexican Drug Cartels. But still
have fingers crossed. But chalk up another feather in the
hat for the good guys

Did somebody say YACHT !!! Didn't one wash up on
the beach in Florida yesterday? Is this connected???
Maybe he was giving it back !!!!

[edit on 28-8-2010 by boondock-saint]

posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 12:26 PM
ok, just a theory here

Aguilar was the middle man for the US Firms
in this bribery scheme for contracts.

Could the CIA have snuffed Aguilar on his yacht
off the FL coast to sever the connection between
the US Companies and the corruption probe
target Moreno? This could be a cover-up
conspiracy IMO.

Efforts to reach Mrs. Gomez Aguilar's lawyer were unsuccessful.
The whereabouts of her husband is unknown.

posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 01:29 PM
geez, u gotta be kidding,
this has been up for 90 mins
and not one comment??
Am I missing something??
Is this material not worthy
of ATS discussion ???
I'm confused

posted on Aug, 28 2010 @ 01:53 PM
I find it 'interesting' that one of the relatively few investigations into corruption lead to someone outside US.

Something about this doesn't sit comfortably with me. No doubt this guy has been involved in corruption, but my feeling too is that there is more to this story. He could be the sprat which they use to NOT catch the mackerel.

posted on Aug, 29 2010 @ 12:49 PM

Originally posted by wcitizen
I find it 'interesting' that one of the relatively few investigations into corruption lead to someone outside US.

actually, not entirely true,
the actual bribes came from US Companies
paid to a Mexican Official. So it's an
international flavor.

And if they can buy off Mexican Officials

then they can buy off American Officials
as well.

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