|Alejandro Amadeo Gonzalez Guilbot|
El UNIVERSAL. Houston.- Alejandro Amadeo Gonzalez Guilbot, Central Administrator of the Tijuana´s Customs Office, receives a monthly pay of 104 thousand 113 Mexican Pesos-Roughly 8 thousand USD-. His life, however, is more like that of a millionaire than a public employee.
Gonzalez Guilbot owns two homes in Houston, Texas worth close to 1 million USD and several vehicles valued at about 600 thousand USD, including a 2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost.
This employee of the Mexican Internal Revenue Service (Secretaria de Hacienda) also appears as the owner of two businesses in the Houston area.
Gonzalez Guilbot has been a public servant for almost two decades. In 1994 he was the director of the preventive prison known as “El Torito”; from 1995 to 1998, director of the Reclusorio Sur prison in Mexico City; in 1999 he worked as the assistant manager in the International Airport of Mexico City.
From 2001 to 2003 he worked for the Mexican presidency under the Citizen Attention Directorate; from June 2003 to 2006 he worked for PEMEX-in PMI, Houston-, but he sued PEMEX, who ended up paying him 783 thousand Mexican Pesos-About 63 thousand USD-.
It wasn´t until 2011 when he reappeared as a public servant working for SAT(Servicio de Administracion Tributaria-Internal Revenue Service) as the Regional Administrator for the Evaluation of the North Pacific. Since this past March 16 he is the Central Administrator in the Tijuana Customs Office under Enrique Peña Nieto´s office.
The Federal official is in charge of one of the biggest entry points between Mexico and USA-With about 10 thousand operations daily-, his monthly income of little more than 8 thousand USD marks a sharp contrast with his home in Wynden Estates, in a closed street he shares with 7 neighbors.
LIFE IN HOUSTON
|111 Wynden Estates, Houston, TX, home to Tijuana´s Border Administrator.|
Records in the Property and Tax Office in Harris County, Texas, show the acquisition by Gonzalez Guilbot of a house located in 111 N Wynden Estates Ct. Houston, valued at 896 thousand 453 USD, this transaction took place in January 2006.
Gonzalez Guilbot chose a centric and luxurious neighborhood in Houston to buy this house. Some neighbors denied knowing him, although an elderly woman said someone by the name of “Alexander Gonzalez” would need to be contacted in order to authorize her to talk about Gonzalez Guilbot.
The neighborhood is located less than 4 miles from GALLERIA, Houston´s main mall, a place where you can find restaurants with 80 dollars stakes and a Neiman Marcus store.
“This isn´t the most expensive neighborhood in Houston”, states a retired man, “there are other areas, for example, the one where former US President George Bush senior lived, close to San Felipe Street, in River Oaks”, and you can get there in about 10 minutes walking from Gonzalez Guilbot´s home. Many oil businessmen live there....continues next page...
Wynden Estates Court is really quiet, the neighbors take their dogs walking and claim there´s no crime or lack of security in there. The grass is green, freshly cut, and there´s not a single pot hole on the streets. On those streets you can see BMW, Mercedes-Benz and several other luxury brands. The cheapest car usually seen is a 50 thousand USD Cadillac.
The house number 111 located in Wynden Estates is up for sale, it has 4 bedrooms, the main bedroom has Jacuzzi and a big receiving room, the house has 3 bathrooms. There are 15600 sq. ft. of construction. There´s even a cube designed to house an elevator, should the owner decide to install one. Rent for this house is between 5 and 6 thousand USD monthly.
All 8 homes from the compound are similar. “The main advantage of living in Wynden Estates is privacy”, that´s what neighbors say. Smiling, an elderly woman allows the reporter to enter the compound, the 5 ft tall security gate opens after she enters her password, the compound is monitored by security cameras 24/7, and the local police patrols constantly.
Inside, at the 111, which is Gonzalez Gulbot´s home, you can see the 85 thousand USD 2011 Lexus LX 570. The Rolls-Royce, he owns(According to DMV records) can´t be seen, although the garage door is closed.
A 20 something man walks out from 111. Doubting, he states Alejandro Amadeo isn´t home. He was the contact with Gonzalez Guilbot, Gonzalez Guilbot called the reporter but refused any interview.
|House located at 8527 Atascorita Lake Way, Humble TX.|
There´s another home registered in the Texas Government records under Guilbot Alejandro Amadeo G., the home is located in 8527 Atascocita Lake Way, Humble TX 77346, this one is valued at 162,187 USD, this one is similar to the one in Wynden Estates, but lacks a pool.
There are a lot of luxurious homes in this area. There are big malls and restaurants close by. The Neighbors don´t have the need to drive to downtown Houston.
On the main door there´s a copy of the Yellow Pages book and several fliers of the local pizza joint, this indicates nobody has been home in several days. Just like in Wynden Estates, there are several security cameras working 24/7, as claimed by the signs.
A pair of Mexicans was installing new tile floors in the neighbor´s pool, “They live here, this aren’t vacation homes, they got ranches for that outside. This homes have up to 6 bedrooms”, stated Emmanuel, born in Estado de Mexico, Mexico, but working in this area of Houston for more than 10 years.
Only one of the 7 vehicles registered by Gonzalez Guilbot at the DMV was located at these addresses.
In 2004 the public servant bought a Cadillac Escalade Luxury Edition with license plates 80SLV6, worth about 52 thousand USD; the next year he registered a Nissan Altima SL; and in December 2006 he bought a 2007 Mercedes-Benz S550, license plates 308TRJ, worth more than 95 thousand USD.
|2004 Cadillac Escalade|
|2007 Mercedes-Benz S500|
The list of vehicles owned by Tijuana´s Border Administrator includes a 2009 Lexus LS 460, license plates RRK390, worth 75 thousand USD. He also owns a 2007 BMW X3, license plates HBF742, bought in January 2010.
|2009 Lexus LS 460.|
|2007 BMW X3.|
In June 2012 he bought a 2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost, license plates RRG82, worth more than 325 thousand USD, that same year he bought a Lexus LX 570, license plates DK1Y894, worth close to 85 thousand USD.
|2013 Rolls-Royce Ghost.|
|2012 Lexus LX 570.|
Under Texas Secretary of State, where local businesses register, Alejandro Amadeo Gonzalez Guilbot appears as owner of two businesses in Houston. However, both of the registered addresses are P.O. Boxes.
Loyc Investments, LTD Co., this is a society created in 2004 (When Gonzalez Guilbot worked for PEMEX), along with Maria Caraza, Juan Uriarte and Carmen I. Gonzalez. The company is an importer of different foods, including oat and brine, this according to the records of the US Customs.
In 2007 he opened another business: Allofe LTD Co., dedicated to importing paper for tea bags, one of his clients is Lagg´s de Mexico(One of Mexico´s biggest tea companies), owned by his family.
In the case of Loyc Investments, LTD Co., the registered address is Dr. Kingwood 4582, but this address belongs to a courier company, a Chinese food restaurant and a beauty salon. This address is a 5 minute drive from one of Gonzalez Guilbot´s homes.
Gonzalez Guilbot registered Allofe LTD Co. at 5161 San Felipe Street, but this one also belongs to a courier company, the manager of this company said they receive their client´s mail. He was asked about Gonzalez Guilbot but denied knowing him.
Gonzalez Guilbot was asked for an interview but he refused, he spoke briefly with the reporter, but refused to answer any question regarding his properties in Houston, the reporter insisted on interviewing him but he kept refusing.
He offered a conversation with his mother´s lawyer in Houston, Hector Longoria, who only accepted to speak about a family lawsuit regarding the inheritance of about 200 million USD, but he refused to speak about the properties of Gonzalez Guilbot.