Friday, April 28, 2017

Due To Lack of Evidence, Former Mayor of Temixco Is Released

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.


Funeral of Gisela Mota Ocampo
Gisela’s family has pointed a finger at Senator Fidel Demédicis Hidalgo, because of an interest on his part on taking control of the municipal administration in Temixco.  The family says that Demédicis is Colín’s protector, and that the 200 million peso debt that Colín incurred while mayor was a possible motive for Mota’s assassination.

The accusation that weighs on the former mayor is that he used current expenditure resources that were labeled and destined for public works.  In addition, it is affirmed that neither could verify a series of purchases carried out by the city council.

According to the information provided by Vicente Loredo, head of the ESAF, various resources of the city council would have been deposited in accounts under the name of certain individuals.

Both Colín Nava and González Otero, who is currently imprisoned waiting trial since March, are PRD members linked to the group of Senator Fidel Demédicis Hidalgo, also a PRD member but who has now declared himself independent and in open support of the presidential candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Demédicis Hidalgo was active in the national current of the PRD headed by “Los Chuchos”, like Graco Ramírez, however, both members are opposing each other in Morelos.

Fidel (L) and Graco (R)
Meanwhile, the anti-corruption prosecutor, Salazar Núñez, recently confirmed by the local congress, was in charge of legal affairs of the government of Graco [Ramírez] and his personal lawyer, reasons why his decisions have been questioned as approvals by the governor himself.

According to indications imposed by the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, established in criminal case SC/327/2017, Colín Nava is responsible for an economic deviation of more than 80 million pesos, however, Judge Adolfo González López considered the evidence provided by the prosecution to be insufficient.

Sources: Milenio, Proceso, Reforma

25 comments:

  1. Either the findings of the ruling are justified against criminal charges or corruption practices are exhibiting.
    Nevertheless political turmoil during an upcoming election year. Smears and jeers are to be expected!

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    1. There are accountants all over the state of Morelos, some are state.employees, other federales with authority to investigate, and take the case to the pgr, but nooo, graco ramirez is a murderer and a friend of epn, what is a few stolen millions of pinchis pesos from the state coffers?
      Anti-corruption operations is a toothless dog

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    2. Arriba la revolucion jijos del biyoyo......

      Lil' Zapata.

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  2. They'll all be dead in a week.

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  3. So where did the money go. Would he not be responsible for it's safekeeping? I live in Mexico and it is a mess. You do not know who to trust. You do not know who to befriend. If they see what you have they find way;s to kill you are take it from you. Many people that look like criminals are not, and others that do not look like criminals are sometimes the worst. Stay away from making friends anywhere in government positions from the top to the bottom. You may be their next victim. Killing of your opposition is and indicator of a third world country. That is what happens in places like Korea, Muslim countries, Africa, Latin countries, China, Russia and more. Mexico is one of the worst as I have found out while living here. Once you are in office you can orchestrate killings of citizens and actually get away with it.

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    1. Well said i also live in mexico and it very unsafe to
      show you have $$ or nice things off road vehicles,luxury trucks,they rob all nice homes and you need to lock everything down when you call the police they won't come and we took pictures of a police truck in the driveway of a family that was out of the country being robbed by the police so we made a video of it and took it to the comandante and nothing was ever done.

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  4. Right on Mexican Defense Attorneys know best!!!

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  5. @12:04 It's very much like South Africa, a direct analogue to it actually. The state is captured.

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  6. why borderlandbeat hasnt put the video of damaso lopez on mainboard? theres a little interesing story behind that.

    http://www.proceso.com.mx/483585/difunden-video-licenciado-quien-disputa-liderazgo-cartel-sinaloa

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    1. Because like many, the BB team are speculatIve of the "hacker story".

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  7. They should hang him to make an example of and a few of his buddies that got some of the public money.do it to anyone that steals the people's lives and dreams and a few years we will have first class neighbors,..

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  8. Odebrecht, Grupo Higa, Oceanografia, HSBC, CITI, CHASE, Panama Papers, Cayman Islands and many other select.fund managers, banksters and money launderers will gladly take your money.
    "El Rey de los Dragones" Luis Carlos Castillo Cervantes is accused of taking money to invest from governor moreira, Dow Jones made Carlos Salinas de Gortari a president for depositing or investing 10 billion dollars with them, "we don't investigate where our associates got their money" said Dow Jones mouthpiece. Easy Googles.

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    1. In the U.S. you can actually open a bank account under a fake name. And with a fake social. Or no social whatsoever. Banks don't care where the $ comes from. As long as you have it there is all that matters. I know many people that operate this way. Buying property and vehicles it's the same thing. Everything can be doctored. - Sol Prendido

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    2. And your " many people who operate this way " are crooks and probably illegals. Should all be deported.

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    3. 6:17 it is against the law, sol, banks are to report money movements over $10 000.00 dollars, even suspicious movements of smaller amounts, playing possum is against the law too.

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    4. 6:43 Actually its Americans who are doing this. Hiding their assets from quarreling spouses in divorce proceedings. You can't deport them genius. But thanks 4 making your racists comments. - Sol Prendido

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  9. Don't make threats you can't deliver on? (c)

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  10. I am being sarcastic but why are they arrested in the 1st place if there's a lack of evidence to make the charge stick?(O I know ,it's a way to line law enforcement's pockets but do they actually have enough evidence to collect bribes in the 1st place or why pay the bribe if there isn't enough evidence to begin with?)

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    1. Thr arrest is leverage. Money buys limitations on evidence.

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    2. Confiscated money and property is evidence enough, it quickly becomes the property of the confiscators, kind of like a poison pill, no warnings, not even small print.

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  11. Gee, the Mexican judicial mantra where suspects are released "for lack of evidence" rears its ugly head again. Why am I not surprised?

    IMO: Judicial, behind the scenes "Plata O Plomo" machinations does have a powerful effect on how "evidence" is seen and defined in Mexico. And the Mexican people buys this? Give me a break! They can't be that stupid.... can they?
    Mexico-Watcher

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  12. To chivis or any of the bb bloggers have any of u seen the series that tuey are telivising on chapos life i would like to know if there is any truth to it... Please and thank u

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  13. When the Mexico's system of injustice begin concerning itself with evidence, a person's rights and ensuring probable cause? For a Mexican state judge to order the release of an accused because "the evidence provided was not sufficient enough to bring him to trial and send him to custody" is unconscionable! The lack of evidence has not resulted in freedom for a truly innocent man, Dr. Mireles.

    The only factual item in this sordid mess is that the judge who issued the ruling received his cut of the missing/stolen $80 million plus pesos.

    Pendejos

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  14. Normal excepted under present government

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