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Mother of aide to Mexico's ex-president arrested in Germany - lawyer

Mother of aide to Mexico's ex-president arrested in Germany - lawyer
FILE PHOTO: Emilio Lozoya, former chief Executive Officer of Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) attends a news conference at a hotel after he leaves Mexico's attorney general's office, in Mexico City, Mexico August 17, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero -
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HENRY ROMERO(Reuters)
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MEXICOCITY (Reuters) – The mother of Emilio Lozoya, the former chief executive of Mexican state oil company Pemex and a close confidant to ex-President Enrique Pena Nieto, has been arrested in Germany, Lozoya’s lawyer said on Wednesday.

The lawyer, Javier Cuello, told local radio that Gilda Austin, 71, was arrested in connection with money laundering charges stemming from a $155,000 deposit made to her bank account and that was used to pay taxes and legal fees in a real estate deal.

Cuello said she has committed no crime.

Lozoya and several of his family members have been accused in a wide-ranging corruption case.

(Reporting by Lizbeth Diaz; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel)

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