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FGE updates figure of backlogged case files to over 300,000

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Raciel López Salazar, the Attorney General of Quintana Roo, says the actual figure of backlogged files left after the departure of his predecessor Óscar Montes de Oca is actually over 300,000.

Initially, Salazar had reported a backlog of 200,000 unsolved cases left after the sudden departure of Montes de Oca. However, a meticulous review of the files inherited by his predecessor resulted in an alarming backlog of more than 300,000 unresolved case files.

He said the file figures were updated since the agency is still in the reception stage since the resignation of Montes de Oca in late June.

“I want to correct the number that I mentioned before. I was wrong. There are more than 300,000 folders and we are still in the reception stage,” he clarified adding that “decisions on legal actions will be made later,” regarding allegations of inside corruption.

The new head of the Fiscal General de Quintana Roo (FGE) says a lot of the files are more than two years stagnant with delays and omissions and others lacking follow-up.

Earlier this month, Salazar requested additional funding from the state to hire the extra professional hands required to managed, what he reported at the time, to be a backlog of 200,000 case files.