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José María Morelos government worker resigns after allegations of accepting state welfare

José María Morelos, Q.R. — A second person has resigned from their government position after being found signed up for state welfare assistance. On Thursday, José María Morelos official Rosilene “P” resigned from her position as Secretary General of the José María Morelos City Council.

Her resignation came after a state investigation began last week into allegations of government officials being signed up for the welfare program Mujer es Vida.

Mayor Erik Borges Yam said they will be immediately dismissed if any fault or irregularity is found.

“We have very precise indications that all the directors or workers of the City Council should not be receiving support from social programs,” he said.

Borges has scheduled a City Council meeting to announce her replacement. Rosilene “P” is the second José María Morelos government official to resign after allegations of receiving state welfare benefits meant for low-income women.

On Wednesday, a Chetumal official receiving a 40,000 peso per month salary also resigned after having signed for and received the monthly benefit three times. At least seven other officials across the state have been accused of signing up for the program meant to help women in need.