Cancun, Q.R. — Roberto Borge could face criminal allegations in the state of Quintana Roo sooner rather than later, something he has avoided until now.
Through his lawyers, the former state governor has said he will make himself available to face the Criminal Oral Court of Quintana Roo regarding three criminal complaints filed against him. Public prosecutor for the state, Miguel Angel Pech Cen, says there are three outstanding orders against the former governor.
He says one of the criminal complaints is related to the crime of embezzlement committed through the now extinct State Heritage Institute (IPAE) for the amount of more than 2.5 billion peso. Other charges consist of crimes of illicit use of power and for irregular performance of the public function for contracts, payments and rent of air services linked to the parastatal air transport company, Vip Saesa.
After being detained in Panama and extradicted back to Mexico, Borge Angulo has been held in the Penitentiary Center of the State of Morelos in pretrial detention.
Borge was arrested in Panama in June of 2017 while boarding a plane to Paris. He was extracted back to Mexico in January of 2018 and remains in prison. The state says that losses under the Borge administration could reach as high as 15 billion peso.