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Former Cozumel mayor part of group charged for illicit use of power

Cozumel, Q.R. — Ten former city council officials of Cozumel have been charged with various crimes that relate to their previous public functions. The 10 former public servants of Cozumel were charged for illicit use of powers and faculties.

One of those charged is a former mayor, Perla “T” who headed the municipality from 2016 to 2018. Two of the accused are reportedly still current members of Cozumel City Council. The 10 charged are related to an irregularly awarded service contract for more than a million peso.

The Specialized Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Corruption prosecuting the case says their trial will begin in two months. During that time, all 10 are required to appear before the Cozumel Secretary of Public Security on the 16th of each month as a precautionary measure.

In June 2020, then Municipal Comptroller, Julissa Carreño González, reported the former mayor was under investigation and a settlement process was before the Superior State Audit (Aseqroo).

At the time, González reported that she was under investigation after an audit by the Auditoría Superior del Estado (Aseqroo) during her term as mayor of Cozumel showed anomalies and irregularities in the amount of 23 million peso.