Newly released clandestine recordings appear to show that OHL Mexico paid for a vacation for Communications and Transportation Secretary Gerardo Ruiz Esparza and received privileged information from that department about highway projects.
One of the audio recordings, which allegedly took place in February and March and were uploaded Wednesday to YouTube, purportedly shows former OHL Mexico executive Pablo Wallentin telling a company secretary that he’s going to “kick (her) butt” for having charged the minister for his stay at one of the group’s hotel complexes.
“They’re our guests,” the ex-executive with the highway builder and operator, a unit of Spanish construction and engineering giant OHL, said, instructing the secretary to find out “how much the (hotel) stay was and who paid for it.”
In another clandestine recording released Wednesday, Wallentin purportedly tells the chairman of OHL Mexico, Jose Andres de Oteyza, that an official with the Communications and Transportation Secretariat gave him a CD with information about two highway projects.
“He gave me the CD with all the information … and how they will be auctioned off,” Wallentin appears to say.