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State prosecutor says Borge has no right to bail, unaware of any deal

Cancun, Q.R. — The Prosecutor’s Office says former governor, Roberto Borge, does not have any right to bail adding that his office is unaware of any such deal that would grant Borge’s freedom.

Reports have been circulating that Roberto Borge, the ex-governor of Quintana Roo, has been offered bail in the amount of 85 million peso in order to gain his freedom.

The State Attorney of Quintana Roo, Miguel Ángel Pech Cen, has no knowledge of the alleged bail granted to the former governor.  “We are going to make inquiries, so we should not base something as facts when in reality it has not been confirmed yet,” said Angel Pech Cen.

However, a publication states that the Third Circuit Court of Quintana Roo confirmed the payment of a bond of 85 million peso for the freedom of Roberto Borge. Prosecutor Miguel Angel Pech Cen reiterated that so far, that information has not reached his desk in the form of a document or order that specifies the former governor could be freed in exchange for bail.

“Although in the next hours, we will have more data and specifications on this case since the person in charge is the prosecutor of the Fight against Corruption,” he said.

The former governor of Quintana Roo is in prison waiting trail for the crimes of illicit use of power, irregular performance of the public function and embezzlement in excess of 3 billion peso.