One week in the past we reported on the story of a Mexican TV host Inés Gómez Mont who, alongside along with her husband, was allegedly on the run after being declared a fugitive by the Mexican authorities. Their purported crime? Embezzling 3 billion pesos from the Mexican Ministry of the Inside. FYI, 3 billion pesos is the same as round $146 million.
If even remotely true, it is a gorgeous story, made much more salacious as a result of Inés and her husband could also be hiding out in Miami.
From what I can inform, previous to final week Inés Gómez Mont was mainly unknown even in Mexico. She seems to be a reasonably obscure periodic TV host/sideline reporter. Her solely main headline got here in 2008 when she wore a marriage costume to a press occasion forward of Tremendous Bowl XLII and loudly begged Tom Brady to marry her.
Here is a video of their trade and a photograph from later that day:
Quick ahead to the current.
Some particulars that weren’t clear final week have now been launched.
In response to Mexican prison justice authorities, between 2016 and 2017 Inés and lawyer husband Victor Alvarez Puga allegedly used an organization known as Inteligencia Cibernetica to filter 3 billion pesos from Mexico’s Ministry of the Inside via a sequence shell companies then didn’t present any providers. Allegedly. In response to reviews this week, Inteligencia Cibernetica was supposed to offer digital safety programs at seven Mexican prisons.
In response to a court docket doc, these providers had been by no means rendered:
“…Nevertheless, that didn’t occur, because the tools by no means reached the prisons being that the (ministry) officers diverted the cash to the aforementioned firm in a corrupt and unlawful means (and) being that it had for use for enhancements within the safety of the jail system.”
Once more – in line with the court docket paperwork – the couple used a number of different reportedly “bogus” firms to create invoices for safety providers that had been by no means truly rendered.
The couple was apparently simply charged with misuse of public funds, organized crime and operations with assets of illicit origins. A Mexico state choose permitted arrest warrants for the couple and 10 former officers who had been additionally allegedly a part of the scheme.
Inés and Victor, who haven’t been seen since September 10, may face 20 to 60 years in jail a chunk if they’re captured and convicted.
Inés Gómez Mont simply got here out swinging towards the costs. Right here is her full assertion which was posted to Instagram:
“I’ve been silent for a couple of days to attempt to perceive the details attributed to me and to concentrate on my protection. Regardless of not gaining access to the file, I wish to emphasize that I’m harmless and haven’t dedicated any crime.
Certainly, in line with the press, the authorities accuse me of allegedly having obtained cash from two public contracts (totaling 3 billion pesos) and of belonging to organized crime. These details are completely false. That’s, with none justification they place me on the identical degree as a drug seller or terrorist. It appears to me an injustice.
To be clear, I’ve by no means stolen a peso. Nor have I obtained cash from these contracts, a lot much less have I seen or had 3 billion pesos in my life. I am a full-time mother and TV host. And by no means do I belong to organized crime.
I even have well-founded concern that derived from this assertion that the authorities answerable for my case shall be much more merciless towards me, since I’ve been warned of extra circumstances fabricated towards me. However I am unable to hold silent anymore. Quite the opposite, I’ll proceed to work with my authorized staff to have the ability to defend myself and at all times actually share the small print of my case with them.
To everybody who is aware of me and who I’m, thanks on your assist and love.
To those that have no idea me and have heard untimely judgments towards me, I respectfully ask on your vote of confidence.
I do know who I’m. For myself and my youngsters, I’ll show my innocence with dignity and I can’t hold silent. I repeat: I’m harmless and that is an injustice.