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Auditor alleges $80 million pesos deviated by 16 former Yucatan mayors

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MERIDA — Yucatan’s Superior Auditor filed a new package of 16 criminal complaints against former municipal presidents from the 2012-2015 administration before the Attorney General’s Office, alleging they deviated more than $80 million pesos (about $4.5 million dollars).

On Monday August 14, the State’s highest auditor, Mario Can Marín, said that these are the first 16 complaints filed against former mayors in his term that began on July 6, after an investigation into the public accounts of the year 2015.

(Photo: SIPSE, Milenio Novedades)

“We have already proceeded with 16 complaints from the year 2015, we integrate the files well to proceed, I submitted them to the Prosecutor’s Office, they are properly integrated and with all the formalism that required by the complaint,” said the auditor.

Mario Can explained that among the reasons for bringing complaints against the 16 former mayors are lack of document verification, signatures missing, no accounting processes, lack of supplier invoices, among others.

“The allegations mentioned above are for possible criminal acts by omission at the time of displaying information that proves the proper exercise of public resources,” reported the State Superior Auditor.

The official added that the former mayors who have been charged have the option to rectify the faults indicated but now before the Attorney General’s Office.

In this regard, prosecutor Ariel Aldecua said that this dependency continues in the investigations and that the corresponding cases were opened.

Among the former mayors denounced include: Halachó, María Cecilia Abraham Hoyos for alleged damages of $30 million pesos; the former mayor of Tinum, Natalia Mis Mex for $20 million pesos, this is the second complaint against her, the first was in the amount of $4 million 120 thousand 761.36 pesos; Sotuta, Geny Otilia Blanco Gómez, for alleged damages of $35,000 pesos;  Dzemul, Domingo Argimiro Ortega Graniel, for $581 thousand pesos; Tekax, Consuelo del Carmen Navarrete Navarro, for $10 million 444 thousand 255.48 pesos; Teabo, Roberto Alejandro López May, for $8 million 915 thousand 823.70 pesos; and of Kantunil, Felipe Pech Padilla, for $122 thousand 280.72 pesos, all of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). Also Huhí, Roger Marcelo Benítez Espínola, for $904 thousand pesos; and Yaxkabá, Melba Rosana Gamboa Ávila, for $2 million 18 thousand pesos. All these former mayors are from the National Action Party (PAN).

Charges have also been filed against the former mayor of Seyé, Ermilo Dzul Huchim for patrimonial damage of $16 million pesos, the former mayor of Dzoncauich, Renan Alberto Cocom Verde, for alleged damages of $9 million pesos, and the former mayor of Hoctún, Flor Mireya Acosta Novelo, for alleged damages of $9 million pesos.





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