MEXICO CITY.- Roberto Salcedo Aquino, head of the Ministry of Public Function (SFP), reported that his agency is investigating the National Commission for Physical Culture and Sports (Conade), as a result of a chain of complaints that have been addressed.
In his appearance before the United Commissions for Transparency and Anticorruption and Oversight of the Superior Audit of the Federation, he recounted the complaints that have reached the SFP office, for alleged acts of illicit enrichment of different officials who accompany the complaints filed with the General Prosecutor of the Republic (FGR) for the same crime.
“We are very attentive to what happens in Conade and we have several complaints in the Public Prosecutor’s Office, in the Administrative Court of Justice and in our internal control body in Conade. We have a criminal complaint before the specialized Prosecutor’s Office, from various officials of the Conade for illicit enrichment. We have several folders integrating several illegal ones and due to procedural secrecy we cannot point out more, be sure that we are acting, “he said, although he clarified that due to the secrecy of the investigations, he cannot reveal if the complaints are involved or not the owner of Conade, Ana Gabriela Guevara.
The federal official detailed that the investigations involve the illicit delivery of resources to coaches and athletes, mainly, for more than 77 million pesos.
He added that inside the Conade there have also been 14 penalties for non-serious offenses, of which six derived in the disqualification for six months of the quality deputy director, as well as the suspension of the High Performance director for six months.
In another of the investigations, he continued, the use of 9.5 million pesos was verified without being able to verify the destination of that resource, so 71 contracts of service providers are analyzed.
We have audits open to each of these, we are with the magnifying glass on Conade, be sure and that several issues are in the Prosecutor’s Office, as it should be, “he reiterated.