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If the embezzling accusations being leveled against Mexican TV host/reporter Inés Gómez Mont who, at Super Bowl XLII, asked Tom Brady to marry her are true, she’s more of a wild woman than we knew. Mexican authorities are hunting for Gómez Mont and her husband Victor Alvarez Puga over a scheme to embezzle THREE BILLION pesos — $146 million — from the Mexican Ministry of the Interior.
Mexican TV outlets report that Gomez Mont and her husband fled the country less than a week after an arrest warrant was issued for the couple. Mont, who wore a wedding gown to Super Bowl XLII’s media day, has been silent on Instagram since September 12, around the time investigators say she and Victor fled.
She wrote on Instagram that the couple “have not had access to that warrant, nor the proof that justifies it.”
“We are preparing to face this process and exercise all our rights,” she added.
Mexican authorities are now asking Interpol to get involved in hunting down the former Super Bowl stuntress and her husband on charges of money laundering, operations with resources of illicit origin and embezzlement. The charges carry prison terms of 20 to 60 years in prison.
While it’s unclear where Gomez Mont and her husband would flee to, it’s being reported that in December 2020 the couple dropped $17 million on a Florida house that was once owned by Cher. There’s also allegedly a New York City apartment in the couple’s real estate empire that could serve as a hiding spot.
The case against the TV host and her husband centers on what authorities say are almost 1,500 banking operations with shell companies from 2016 to 2017. The accounts were used to facilitate tax evasion and money laundering, according to the government.
Specifically, via translation, “The money left the government through contracts signed by restricted invitation in 2016 and 2017. These were assets labeled for federal prisons and with which they intended to acquire security equipment. It was all a simulation.
“In fact, what the authorities have identified is that the companies that have been awarded the contracts have diverted the money into a complex network of billing or shell companies.”
Remember, suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, but let’s just say Ines’ TV job wasn’t paying for Cher’s house. The hubby clearly has some explaining to do here.