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Ex-mayor of Tulum sentenced to house arrest for irregularities of public function

Tulum, Q.R. — A former mayor of Tulum has been ordered to house arrest after a judge connected him to Irregular Performance of the Public Function.

Santos David Balam Chan, who has been accused of damages in excess of 114 million peso, was sentenced to house arrest by la Fiscalía Especializada contra la Corrupción after he was successfully linked to the charges against him.

Through a statement, the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s office says Balam Chan is under investigation for the crime of Irregular Performance of the Public Function in excess of 114 million peso, being accused of irregularly awarding contracts for the provision of services to 29 companies without support or justification.

The charges stem from an investigation by la Auditoría Superior del Estado after they detected damages estimated at 114,110 peso.

The hearing was held October 30, in which the imputation was made and the connection process regarding his file was successful. The presiding judge sentenced Balam Chan to house arrest due to his willingness to face justice, personally going to the court summons. He has also been permitted work and family hours.