Gerardo Ortiz
Gerardo Ortiz arrives at 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards presented bu State Farm on Telemundo at Bank United Center on April 30, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images

Gerardo Ortiz may be swimming in hot waters after all. After announcing that he was not facing charges for promoting femicide in his latest music video “Fuiste Mía,” the singer could be called in for questioning after Mexican authorities revealed they are opening a case to investigate Ortiz’s finances and investors backing-up his career earlier this week.

Sources report that Jalisco’s police department found it unusual for official police cars to be featured in the controversial clip. According to Telemundo 52, the use of these vehicles in TV and film production without consent is considered to be a felony in the country.

The 26-year-old singer, who stood by his project during a press conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday, mentioned the violent plot line the video followed was his and his production team’s idea, but specified he had nothing to do with state’s transportation being included in the footage.

“The only thing I did was hire a production company to do all the work,” Ortiz told the media. “How am I supposed to know if I’m paying them well, or paying them bad?”

Proceso disclosed that the use of state police cars in the clip may not the biggest issue in this investigation. According to the Mexican publication, “Fuiste Mía” was shot in a hacienda located in “El Mante,” a neighborhood that has been previously linked to illegal activities.

“What are we investigating?” said District Attorney Eduardo Almaguer. “The wrongdoing on behalf of public servers, possible money laundering, peculation, abusing authority, the participation of particular entities in illegal activities, and the origin of the budget to make this video happen, and therefore, the singer’s activities as well.”

Almaguer added that everyone involved in the production could be called in to testify, “Everyone who participated [in the video] could be subjected to interrogation and investigation.”

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