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Former Tulum mayor and 3 officials charged again for irregularities during term

Tulum, Q.R. — The former mayor of Tulum, Romualda Dzul, has again been charged with patrimonial damage to the municipality in excess of a million peso. This is the second time she, along with ex-council members, have been charged for irregularities.

On Thursday, a judge formally charged Dzul along with three other former administration officials for having awarded an irregular contract resulting in patrimonial damage for more than a million peso. Santiago N, Ismael N and Bernabé N have also been charged.

The Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office has charged all four for awarding a training contract with a company called Impulso Empresarial Becka SA de CV in excess of 1 million peso. The Office detailed that the contract was awarded on October 1, 2017 for 1,049,858 million peso for Training on the Implementation of Digital Tax Receipts online version 3.3.

For the time during their trial, all four have had their passports seized and must regularly sign in.

In January, Dzul and three of her former collaborators were ordered to repay more than a million peso to city coffers after they were found guilty in December (2020) of irregularities during their 2016-2018 term as city officials. That money has since been returned to the municipality.