Former Q.R. Gov. Borge accused of massive illegal land transfers
CANCUN, Q. Roo — Quintana Roo Gov. Carlos Joaquín González denounced the former PRI Gov. Roberto Borge Angulo for the illegal transfer of 9,500 hectares (23,475 acres) throughout the state, which represent more than six times the surface of the hotel zone of Cancun.
According to Milenio web portal, Rafael Antonio del Pozo, state secretary of public administration, reported that the complaint against Borge Angulo was filed with the Mexico Attorney General (PGR) two weeks ago and another yesterday, before the Attorney General’s Office of Quintana Roo, for the transfer of territorial reserves to companies linked to friends, employees and relatives of the former governor and to Claudia Romanillos Villanueva, the former head of the Institute of Real Estate Patrimony of the State Public Administration (IPAE).
The complaint was filed because the land transfers allegedly were made at prices well below their real value and to people linked to the former governor.
Antonio del Pozo argued that there are other irregularities that have been detected during the administration of Borge, whose current whereabouts is unknown, however the audits have not yet concluded.
“The audit discovered irregularities in practically all the government’s more than 40 departments,” said the Antonio del Pozo, who did not reveal more names of the people linked to these companies, and who also own a shipping company, that in the last four years acquired boats valued at seven million dollars.
“It is of vital importance that the competent authorities investigate and verify the source of the resources and their situation before the tax authorities to determine if these shareholders had the economic capacity to acquire land and ships,” del Pozo said.
He said that in Quintana Roo there is a debt in excess of 22 billion pesos ($1.1 billion USD), but more than 40 audits are still pending.
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The state official said that because of the irregularities found, complaints have already been filed, of a criminal nature, both in the Attorney General of the State of Quintana Roo and the Attorney General’s Office (PGR).