To process, former head of Finance of Coahuila

The former Secretary of Finance of Coahuila in the government of Rubén Moreira Valdez (2011-2017), Ismael “NN”, was linked to the process for alleged diversion of resources for around 475 million pesos from the Fund for Financial Strengthening (Fortafin); while the evidence is unburdened, the accused will take the process in freedom.

It was due to a complaint from the Ministry of Public Administration (SFP) for mismanagement of Fortafin, a federal fund that was created by the government of then President Enrique Peña Nieto, that the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) started a file investigation in the year 2020 in Coahuila, which managed to prosecute.

This fund was assigned on a discretionary basis to the states from the Budget Policy and Control Unit (UPCP) of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP).

AUDIENCE

Due to the foregoing, yesterday the trial linking hearing was held in a federal court based in Coahuila.

In this, the Anticorruption Prosecutor of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) presented the evidence that achieved his link for the crime of embezzlement and illicit use of powers and powers during his functions during the administration of former Governor Moreira, today coordinator of the deputies PRI federal

After the link, a three-month period for additional investigation was determined, during which time both parties involved will be able to gather evidence in their favor and will be able to present witnesses in their favor.

It should be noted that at the moment the process against the official is released, since the precautionary measure that was imposed on Ismael was not to leave the city, nor the country, for which his passport was withdrawn.

ALLEGED DEVIATIONS

During the reading of the investigation folder, it transpired that the diverted amounts reach more than 400 million pesos, which would have been diverted through 15 simulated contracts for the provision of services such as courses and consultancies.

It was in 2016 when Fortafin was used to divert millions of pesos of public resources between the SHCP, the Government of César Duarte in Chihuahua and the PRI’s National Executive Committee (CEN) to illegally finance PRI electoral campaigns, through “Operation Sapphire”. “.

This unit was directed by Isaac Gamboa Lozano, involved in “Operation Safiro”, through which resources were diverted to favor electoral campaigns.

According to reports from the Ministry of Finance, the events for which Ismael “NN” is linked date back to 2015, when he signed four Fortafin agreements for 477 million pesos throughout 2015.

In addition to Ramos Flores, the investigation by the FGR Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office also includes Antonio “NN” and Nazario “NN”, who served in the same secretariat as general director and director of Acquisitions, respectively.

Although Edgar Julián Montoya de la Rosa was also included, who was Undersecretary of Expenditures and Administration, who died in 2018.

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