|Miguel Ángel Colín Nava|
Articles by: Jaime Luis Brito (Proceso), David Monroy (Milenio), Benito Jiménez (Reforma) | Translated by Valor for Borderland Beat
A state judge ordered the release of the former mayor of Temixco, Miguel Ángel Colín Nava, who is charged with the alleged diversion of more than 80 million pesos ($4,219,300 USD).
Colín Nava was released at the end of the trail-related hearing held on Thursday, in which the judge considered that the evidence provided was not sufficient enough to bring him to trial and send him to custody.
|Jesús González Otero|
This would have been the second arrest of a former mayor because last month his Cuautla counterpart, Jesús González Otero, was arrested under the same accusations. Both belong to the PRD party.
The former official was mayor of the Morelos municipality during 2012-2015 and was apprehended yesterday afternoon when he left the hospital ‘Dr. José G. Parres’, located in Cuernavaca, where he currently works. He was then taken to the Social Reinsertion Center of Atlacholoaya, in the municipality of Xochitepec.
|Juan Jesús Salazar Núñez|
According to Juan Jesús Salazar Núñez, head of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, there was an investigation against Colín Nava carried out by the Superior Audit and Inspection Entity (ESAF), whereby a judge granted the arrest warrant against the former mayor, predecessor of Gisela Mota Ocampo, also belonging to the PRD party, who was assassinated a few hours after taking office on January 2, 2016.