Mauricio Soto has been involved in the accusation against President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) for his alleged connections with the Beltrán Leyva cartel. The accusations came to light during a morning press conference on January 31, where AMLO finally addressed the investigation by journalist Anabel Hernández. Hernández claimed that in 2006, the president received financial support from the Sinaloa Cartel to finance his presidential campaign, and Mauricio Soto’s name was mentioned in connection with this.
Mauricio Soto Caballero has been linked to investigations by the DEA and journalist Anabel Hernández, facing serious accusations of participating in meetings where representatives of the Beltrán Leyva Cartel allegedly provided financing for AMLO’s 2006 campaign. AMLO responded to the accusation about the financing of his campaign by the Sinaloa Cartel. Additionally, in 2020, Soto was accused of association with Billy Álvarez’s circle and organizing a fictitious assembly financed with resources from the Cruz Azul Cooperative.
Soto’s involvement with López Obrador dates back to 2004, but the accusations gained strength in 2020 when he was linked to the staging of an assembly to benefit Billy Álvarez’s group. According to statements received by the Financial Crimes Investigation Prosecutor’s Office of Mexico City in 2022, Soto allegedly received a total of 23 million 200 thousand pesos from Cruz Azul on August 12, 2020. This amount was supposedly transferred to an account of Leverage Consulting, owned by Soto, and used in carrying out the fictitious assembly.
Despite the magnitude of the funds and the alleged connections with drug trafficking, neither Mauricio Soto Caballero nor López Obrador have made extensive public statements about the case. The investigation continues, and public opinion remains waiting for the results that clarify the situation.
In the context of the various legal and political implications of this case, it is important to emphasize the seriousness of the accusations and the impact they could have on public perception towards the operations of the company that precedes Cruz Azul’s ‘Celestial Machine’. The investigation is ongoing, and the public is eagerly awaiting the results to shed light on the situation.
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