Cancun, Q.R. — The State Attorney’s Office has confirmed that the criminal complaints filed against former Playa del Carmen mayor, Mauricio Góngora Escalante, have been connected which has resulted in preventative detention.
Efforts through the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office against Corruption have succeeded in obtaining a trial against the former mayor who will be tried for irregular performance of the public function.
The initial hearing began at 2:00 p.m. Saturday and lasted for more than nine hours, which resulted in the judge issuing preventative detention for precautionary measures. The judge also issued the seizure of five properties and six vehicles in possession of the former mayor.
The Attorney General’s Office says they will continue its fight against all those who have damaged the heritage of Quintana Roo and with full respect for the guidelines of the criminal justice system and human rights.
Guillermo Pasquel, defense lawyer of Góngora Escalante, says that his client is calm and happy, confident that there will be an end verdict in his favor.
“There are elements that will end up destroying these accusations,” said the defence lawyer.
Guillermo Pasquel said that they were surprised when studying the investigation files, since they found several points that, he assured, will allow a favorable verdict for Góngora Escalante.