As part of its strategy “Transparency for the emergency”, the Office of the Attorney General charged Mayor of San José de Miranda (Santander), Donaldo Ortiz Cárdenas with the execution of a contract without complying with legal requirements and embezzlement in a consistence sequence of serial crimes.

Likewise, the Office of the Attorney charged Mónica Alejandra Corzo Rey, head of the Office of government and social development (Oficina de Gobierno y Desarrollo Social); and Lucy Amparo Báez Suárez, legal representative of the foundation (Fundación de Proyectos Sociales y Económicos (Prococec)), a contracting company.

The investigation is related to the alleged irregularities in the trade contract N CD 038-2020, which had as its objective “to acquire humanitarian aid and purchase a Covid-19 prevention kit” for the population of the municipality of San José de Miranda due to the national emergency generated by the Coronavirus pandemic ”.

In the process, the investigators found inconsistencies in the execution of the contract, as well as possible extra charges in the purchase of the products that amounted to 89 million. They also found that these were not delivered to the community.

The defendants did not plead guilty to the charges.

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