Andrea Benítez made international headlines when she went to a restaurant in a very chic and trendy Mexican neighborhood and made his father's office shut it down after she didn't get the table she wanted. Her story has been quite controversial, because many have seen this case as a classic example of the class divisions in Mexico and the excessive power many politician's relatives have.

"Lady Profeco," the name that the media has given the girl, is Humberto Benítez Treviño's -- the federal attorney general for consumer protection -- youngest daughter, and the one who might cost her father his job.

Benítez Treviño, 67, originally from Zacualpan, Mexico is a man with a prominent political career. He's been in the PRI since he was 18 years old, and has been a collaborator for more than one government. He's currently the head of the Profeco (Procuraduría Federal del Consumidor or Attorney General's Office for Consumer Protection).

He has a law degree from the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México. He teaches Constitutional and Administrative Law in the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and has a PhD in Law from the same institution.

Back in 1976, he was the professional meetings coordinator in José López Portillo's campaign, and that was one of his first major political adventures. But his real start came when he was chosen to the side of former Mexico state governor Carlos Hank, during the administration of Carlos Salinas, when Hank was Federal Secretary of Tourism.

He was also Attorney General of the Republic in 1994; a position that is one of the closest to Enrique Peña Nieto and former Governor of the State of Mexico, Arturo Montiel. When Peña Nieto was governor of the State of Mexico, Benítez Treviño was his secretary-general.

However, on the instructions of Peña Nieto, an investigation into the case of the "Lady Profeco" has been initiated.

Deputies of the National Action Party (PAN) and the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) stated that after the scandal the official should resign. Both parties felt that the facts show "influence peddling", "abuse of authority", "corruption", "discretionary application of the norm", "arbitrary procedure" and "pride". Adjectives that describe attitudes of the past.

Benítez Treviño is known for saying that officials "should not be complicit in that service providers incur abusive attitudes," and encouraged not to tolerate "betrayals and corruption" by officials of the institution that affect the population. Now his daughter puts him right in the spotlight.

No official announcements have been made yet.