The president continues to deny all wrongdoing, but apologized for the "indignation" the scandal caused among the people
The President of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto, right, and his wife Angelica Rivera de Pena, 2nd right, greet students during for a meeting with German President Joachim Gauck at the Bellevue palace in Berlin, Germany, Monday, April 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn), photo: AP/Michael Sohn
18 of July 2016 14:30:39
MEXICO CITY — Mexico's president has apologized for a 2014 scandal involving a $7 million mansion his wife bought from a firm that won lucrative contracts with his administration.First Lady Angélica Rivera had purchased the so-called "Casa Blanca," located in the exclusive Lomas de Chapultepec neighborhood of Mexico City, from the HIGA Group, which is owned by Juan Armando Hinojosa Cantú. Hinojosa Cantú and HIGA had previously been awarded contracts by Peña Nieto's government. Later, he was implicated in the Panama Papers scandal.