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Charges filed against several former members of Puerto Morelos administration

Puerto Morelos, Q.R. — A day after legal complaints were filed against several previous Puerto Morelos city council members, some have filed Amparos of protection, while others have been charged.

Rosaura Villanueva Arzápalo, head of the state’s corruption division (La Fiscal Especializada en Combate a la Corrupción) confirmed the filing of protection by some of those named.

While she did not provide details due to the current electoral campaign, she did confirm that some former city council members have been formally charged, while others resorted to Amparos.

Villanueva Arzápalo says the charges came after the current administration initiated a judicial process for abuse of authority and irregular performance of the public performance.

Villanueva Arzápalo was quick to point out that other municipalities including Isla Mujeres, Solidaridad and Cozumel have also undergone similar judicial processes since the changeover of administrations.

Last week, Puerto Morelos mayor Blanca Merari Tziu announced that her administration filed three legal complaints with the Anticorruption’s Office against several former city council members. The unnamed former city employees are being looked into for allegations of irregular performance and abuse of authority, among others.