Due to alleged irregularities that caused a detriment, the municipality is currently paying public works that were never built.

In order to impact criminal finances, the Office of the Attorney seized* 11 properties and companies valued at approximately $11 billion that were allegedly acquired with funds derived from fraud committed against the municipality of Chía (Cundinamarca) in 2015. 

The joint action carried out  by the Special Directorate against Assets Seizure* and the Unit of Public Administration in Cundinamarca allowed to locate the properties and commercial establishments in exclusive areas of Bogotá, Cajicá, Chía, Fúquene and Nemocón.

The facts are related to a contract signed during the administration of the then-mayor of Chía (Cundinamarca), Guillermo Varela Romero, between 2012 and 2015, amounting to $19 billion. Its purpose was to build a wastewater treatment plant and use unique decontamination technologies.

*Assets Seizure: Extinción de Dominio in Spanish means “Loss of ownership of property derived from or used in criminal activity which will be seized by government”.