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Former Tulum mayor, cabinet members linked to process of municipal financial losses

Tulum, Q.R. — After a day in court, the former mayor of Tulum, along with several members of her previous cabinet, have been found connected to accusations of financial losses to the detriment of the municipality.

Tulum’s former mayor Romualda Dzul Caamal (2016-2018), as well as several members of what was her cabinet, were found linked to having awarded an irregular contract worth millions.

Dzul Caamal, along with her former treasurer Santiago N, a senior officer Ismael N and the former director of the Liaison Unit for Transparency and Access to Public Information, Karla N, were all found linked to proceedings for the crime of illicit use of attributions and power.

The link involves the handing of a contract for 2.5 million pesos in favor of a company, Beka. The October 2017 contract was awarded without public bidding and outside the parameters established by law.

A judge determined that there was sufficient evidence to subject them to criminal proceedings. While all four will remain out of jail, they have been ordered to wear an electronic ankle bracelet during the proceedings.