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A fourth criminal complaint filed against ex-mayor

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Officials of the city of Playa del Carmen have filed another criminal complaint against former municipal mayor, Mauricio Góngora Escalante.

The latest in a string of complaints filed against ex-municipality and state officials alleges the ex-mayor diverted millions of peso of public resources using fake suppliers. More precisely, Góngora Escalante is accused of diverting public resources via the administration of Román Quian Alcocer by inventing suppliers for charging fake services for City Hall with false tax address.

The latest criminal complaint filed with the PGR is for 47 million peso, which current administration officials have said is missing from accounts without proof of how or what the money was used.

Prior to this, an official complaint was filed against the former municipal president of Solidaridad Mauricio Góngora in April, along with former state governor Roberto Borge and current senator Felix Gonzalez Canto, for fraudulent crimes and abuse during their administrations in the amount of 200 million peso.

Mauricio Góngora Escalante was the mayor of Solidaridad from 2008 to 2011 and ran for state governor in 2016, but lost. This is the fourth official criminal complaint filed against his administration since the new administration took over late last year.