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Former mayor of Solidaridad moved from Chetumal prison

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — The former mayor of Playa del Carmen, Mauricio Góngora Escalante, was moved from a Chetumal prison to a Playa del Carmen jail Wednesday night where he will continue with his legal processes.

The Secretary General of City Council, Walter Puc Novelo, says that Góngora Escalante will not receive any special treatment, adding that the prisons are already overcrowded and special spaces are not available anyway.

“Mauricio Góngora will not receive special attention in a place that has an over-quota of 120 inmates,” he said.

On Wednesday, the former PRI candidate for governor of Quintana Roo, Mauricio Góngora Escalante, entered the Playa del Carmen jail. He was moved under heavy guard where he will continue with the legal charges against him including accusations of embezzlement and irregular performance of the public function while in office.

In a press conference, Puc Novelo said that the former mayor of Solidaridad is in the area reserved for people who face the same legal situation.

Mauricio Góngora Escalante was arrested at the beginning of 2018 in the State of Mexico, alleged responsible for irregular performance of the public function in the amount of 594 million peso and two charges for embezzlement, one for 5 million peso and the other for 155 million peso.