Carlos Romero Deschamps went to the headquarters of the Oil Workers Union of the Mexican Republic, where according to Mexico City based newspaper Reforma, he announced his resignation.
October 16th, 2019.- During a meeting between the general secretaries of the 36 sections of the PEMEX union, Romero Deschamps presented his resignation. The former leader of the union is under investigation for corruption.
According to the newspaper Reforma, the leader of the oil union now has nine complaints before the Attorney General’s Office (FGR), eight from the FIU and one from the Ministry of Public Administration (SFP).
Reforma revealed that the bank accounts of Deschamps and members of his family had been “frozen”, but President Andrés Manuel López Obrador clarified in his daily morning press conference that this was not the case, but that his government had filed two complaints against Romero Deschamps for issues related to his income.
Romero Deschamps came to the leadership of the union in 1993, he was the successor of Sebastián Guzmán who led the union for a short period of time, after the deposition in January 1989 of Joaquín Hernández Galicia aka “La Quina”. Since that year, besides being the head of the PEMEX union, he has been a legislator five times, three of them as a federal representantive, and twice as a senator.
According to sources close to the investigation, Carlos Romero Deschamps is now a fugitive and he is being sought by the Mexican law enforcement authorities.
San Miguel Times Newsroom with information from Reforma