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State run real estate business in Playa del Carmen seized by feds for fraud

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Local authorities have dismantled a Playa del Carmen state run real estate business for fraudulent administration to the detriment of the assets of the state government.

The State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) reports that in coordination with National Guard, it completed the search of a property in Playa del Carmen where computer equipment and accounting documents were seized.

A search warrant was issued after reports that date back to July of 2023, “possibly constituting the crime of fraudulent administration to the detriment of the assets of the state government,” the agency reported in a statement.

A search of company Desarrolladora de la Riviera Maya S.A. de C.V. (DERIMAYA) was executed Friday evening. The FGE reported that an investigation began “based on the facts formulated on July 6, 2023.”

According to the FGE, the legal commercial company Derimayta is made up of the state government, represented by the head of the Secretariat of Sustainable Urban Territorial Development with 51 percent of shares.

Federal officials seized all computer equipment and accounting files from inside the state run business.
Photo: FGE January 19, 2024.

Derimaya was established “for the sale of land and real estate on certain properties located in the municipality of Solidaridad,” the FGE explained.

Once officials completed the search, the building was closed and seized by the state.