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More than two dozen new charges filed against ex-state officials

Mexico City, Mexico — As audits of the previous government of Quintana Roo continue, more complaints are filed, totaling over 11 billion peso.

The Superior Audit of the State of Quintana Roo (Aseqroo) says that 27 more criminal complaints against a total of 84 former state and municipal officials of the past administration has been filed. Accounting irregularities for the years of 2015 and 2016 amount to more than 11 billion peso.

An auditor of Aseqroo, Manuel Palacios Herrera, announced the results of the audits that the state congress requested from the public accounts of 2015. In press conference, Palacios Herrera said that the results of these audits also include fiscal year 2016, where a total diversion of resources of 11.8 billion pesos was detected.

There will be 27 criminal cases that will be filed against 84 former officials of the administration of Roberto Borge Angulo. They will include eight municipalities, three state agencies, three autonomous agencies and the Supreme Court of Justice of the State. Among the units is also previous officials from the Ministry of Finance and Planning.

Other agencies include the Ministry of Health, the Institute of Real Estate Patrimony of the Public Administration of the State of Quintana Roo, private company VIP Servicios Aéreos Ejecutivos SA, Quintana Roo State Water and Sewage Commission (CAPA), the Quintana Roo Social Communication System and the State Supreme Court.

The eight municipalities where irregularities were detected in the management of public resources were Othón P. Blanco in the year 2015 involving five ex-officials of the administration of Eduardo Espinosa Abuxapqui, Felipe Carrillo Puerto, the Solidaridad municipality, Lázaro Cárdenas, Cozumel City Council, Tulum and Isla Mujeres.