Mexico: New Graft Legislation goes into effect

Posted on July 19, 2016 • Filed under: Corruption, Mexico, Politics reported Mexico’s chief anti-corruption official, who last year exonerated President Enrique Pena Nieto of conflict-of-interest allegations, resigned on Monday, just hours before new graft-fighting legislation comes into effect.

Virgilio Andrade, head of the Public Administration Ministry (SFP), the government’s main anti-corruption auditor, was appointed by Pena Nieto in 2015.

He was immediately asked to investigate the president, first lady Angelica Rivera and Finance Minster Luis Videgaray over revelations they had bought or made use of homes belonging to a major government contractor. Read Article

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