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Mauricio Góngora will have case reviewed, but will remain in prison

Chetumal, Q.R. — Mauricio Góngora Escalante, the ex-mayor of Playa del Carmen, has won the right to a review of his charges, but not the right to leave prison.

The Sixth District Court of Chetumal has upheld a previous judge’s ruling that the former mayor remain in preventative custody and that his property remain seized, however, Góngora Escalante did win the right to have his charges reviewed.

Mauricio Góngora is accused of Irregular Performance of the Civil Service and patrimonial damages of nearly 590 million peso.

Góngora Escalante also faces two other criminal proceedings for the crime of embezzlement in the Judicial District of Playa del Carmen against the Solidaridad City Council.

He was arrested at a shopping mall in Mexico City in January by agents of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office of Quintana Roo. Góngora Escalante will remain in Chetumal’s Center for Social Reintegration (Cereso) until his hearing.