Galilea Montijo, host of the program “Hoy”, published a video on her Instagram account after she was linked to a romantic relationship with Arturo Beltrán Leyva, leader of the drug trafficking cartel that bears her surnames.
The television presenter indicated that she is tired that the media in her country and the general public are constantly attacking her.
“Always conducting myself with a professional behavior and above all in strict compliance with our laws. This and a lot of work have allowed me to get ahead in a complex environment, with great pride I have raised my parents and my brothers”, she expressed through tears.
In addition, Montijo denied that she has an improper or illegal relationship with the family of Inés Gómez Mont and Víctor Álvarez Puga. She sentenced that said rumor “It was the limit” to be pronounced through a video.
“I have a family to care for and protect and a place in this (entertainment) environment. Too many defamations have hurt me throughout my career and of course it will continue to hurt. It hurts me that this affects my husband”, added Galilea Montijo very affected.
Interpol is looking for Inés Gómez Mont
In mid-September, it turned out that Gómez Mont and Álvarez Puga were accused of embezzlement (embezzlement), organized crime and operations with resources of illicit origin, which amount to 150 million dollars, so an arrest warrant was issued against him.
The driver, the businessman, and her brother, Alejandro Álvarez Puga, would be involved in the use of shell companies that facilitate tax evasion, diversion of public resources and money laundering for third parties.
On September 29, the popular presenter pleaded “not guilty” in a video posted on social networks and denied any link to organized crime.
The legal problems of Gómez Mont and her husband are not new. In 2010, the then Attorney General’s Office (PGR) and the Tax Administration Service (SAT) registered the offices of Álvarez Puga y Asociados’s office.
The SAT pointed out that the accounting firm advised its clients to register their workers as partners or cooperative members in order not to pay them the distribution of profits and avoid taxes and social security payments.
In 2012, the newspaper The New York Times published that a company of the businessman’s tax and administrative advice was actually a matrix of shell firms.
In 2016, the presenter was accused of obtaining income higher than what she reported on her tax return and had to pay more than 2.6 million pesos (about $130,000). If convicted, Gómez Mont, who has 7 children, could face a penalty of at least 20 years in prison.