Carlos Ahumada Kurtz, who was a participant of the famous video scandals in 2004, will be extradited from Argentina to Mexico, where he is wanted for various crimes of fraud.
The National Criminal Court number 9, based in the city of Buenos Aires, declared coming, this Wednesday December 22th, the extradition request of the General Prosecutor of the Republic.
To understand the crimes of which he is accused, it is necessary to understand the history of Ahumada, who is known in Mexico for his time as a businessman in various areas.
Carlos Ahumada was born in the city of Córdoba, Argentina. Is son of Aníbal Ahumada Ferreira and Mercedes Kurtz SalvatierraBut it was his sister, Graciela, who brought him to Mexico City when he was in the sixth year of primary school.
According to his biography, started working from the age of 15, as a car wash, allowing you to get hold of a couple of hot dog cars and a taxi. Some jobs that he also held were as a waiter, caderer and manager of a nightclub, until he was able to buy a taqueria.
As part of his academic preparation he was able to study four semesters of acting, but having to work, he did it in an office Consultoría Económica y Actuarial SA de CV as an office assistant.
All this way allowed him to open his first company, Madeiramex, a wood products factory; However, it was his time through the antimony mining in Los Tejocotes Oaxaca, and founded La Suriana, a plant for the benefit of gold and silver. Then he ventured into the construction industry, paving, among others.
It was in Aztec territory where he launched the newspaper “El Independiente” with Javier Solorzano in charge of the publication and in the editorial management to the also journalist Raymundo Riva Palacio.
In addition, he bought a couple of teams in the Mexican soccer league. The first, the green bellies of León, Guanajuato; and months later, to the lagoons of Santos de Torreón.
Carlos Ahumada was a key part of the video scandals with which they tried to sink Andrés Manuel López Obrador, then head of Government of Mexico City under the flag of the FART.
In March 2004, the presenter Victor Trujillo, in his role as Brozo, exclusively broadcast the videos where you could see René Bejarano, López Obrador’s right-hand man, keeping bundles of bills tied with garters to a briefcase and his suit jacket.
The tickets were delivered by Carlos Ahumada, an amount of allegedly $ 45,000 in cash. Bejarano was the leader of the PRD bench in the CDMX Legislative Assembly.
According to Ahumada’s confessions in the book “Right of Reply”, in some of the meetings where the dissemination of the video scandals was agreed characters such as Diego Fernández de Cevallos and Juan Collado.
“I did not see the Ponce video when it was broadcast on television. I was talking on the phone to see how things were going and They told me that not only Mexico City, but the whole of Mexico was convulsed with the news and that it was a scandal. They arrived thanks everywhere, from Diego Fernández, from Carlos Salinas, from Juan ColladoAnyway ”, you can read in the book edited by Grijalbo.
In 2004, the proceedings against Carlos Ahumada began, for five different crimes:
° In the Gustavo A Madero mayor’s office and in the Tláhuac mayor’s office, for alleged generic fraud, for the alleged fraud of 31 million 285 thousand 163.08 pesos for unrealized desoiling works; and for the purchase and non-delivery of construction material for more than two million pesos.
° A case of alleged money laundering, due to the probable commission of the crime of operations with resources of illicit origin obtained in the two previous alleged frauds of 2004, back in time delivered to René Bejarano.
° The promotion of illicit conduct, for the alleged delivery of money obtained in 2004 fraud and delivered to René Bejarano, in order to expedite payments to Ahumada companies.
° In 2005, the last, in the Tláhuac mayor’s office for generic fraud continued by the alleged fraud of 6 million 986 thousand 228.17 pesos for alleged overpricing in works.
Although he obtained his release letter in each of them, the complaints against him continued. It was in 2013 when Rosario Robles Berlanga filed a lawsuit for the crime of extortion.
According to Rosario Robles, Ahumada committed fraud by having used three sheets with his signature, without the consent of its owner, and that it would have used to try to collect up to 400 million pesos; Furthermore, he allegedly threatened her through third parties.
But in February 2020, the Third District Judge of Federal Criminal Proceedings, Rodrigo Rosales Salazar, decided to exonerate the Argentine businessman Carlos Ahumada Kurtz of the crime of fraud.
In 2016, a new investigation was launched against Ahumada, which was attracted by the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador through the FGR, and which culminated in the arrest of the businessman.
Carlos Ahumada He was arrested on August 16, 2019 at Jorge Newbery Airport in Buenos Aires, Argentina, through Interpol’s Federal Fugitive and Extradition Investigation Division.
According to the official statement, the Red Card was issued due to a tax fraud that he probably committed against the Public Treasury for the amount of one million 472 thousand 236 pesos, for ISR.
The government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, through a new FGR account, and at the request of the Attorney General’s Office of Mexico City, requested the extradition of Carlos Agustín “N”.
Now They will seek to try him in Mexico City for the possible commission of the crime of generic fraud of the common jurisdiction, in relation to public works contracts in various city delegations, where the corresponding arrest warrant was obtained.
It was this December 22, 2021 when in the city of Buenos Aires the National Criminal Court number 9 declared from the Extradition Request of said individual and ordered the delivery of the required one.