Nuevo León Governor Samuel García accused a former official of corruption, saying he used public resources to buy up to 90 luxury cars during a 12-year career in the water service of the ‘State.
The value of vehicles purchased by Juan Pulido, a former director of operations at the Monterrey Water and Drainage Service (SADM), far exceeded his salary, the governor said at a press conference.
The cars are registered in the name of a company in which Pulido is clearly involved, Garcia said.
“It is estimated that there are between 80 and 90 luxury cars in the company. The million dollar question is: how can a civil servant with a net salary of 48,000 pesos [US $2,380] a month the means to buy 80 Lamborghini? The illicit enrichment is clear, ”he said.
García claimed that the former directors of SADM, a decentralized organization of the government of Nuevo León, had embezzled money through mock infrastructure projects.
“There has been a mafia there for 12 years,” he said, adding that public resources had been diverted to so-called empresas will invoice, or billing companies, and then laundered.
García, who succeeded Jaime Rodríguez as governor of Nuevo León on October 4, also claimed that the nephews of Manuel González Flores – the former secretary general and acting governor of the state government while Rodríguez campaigned for the presidency in 2018 – had set up a scheme to defraud Isssteleón, the Social Security Institute of Workers of the State of Nuevo León.
Brothers Javier and Manuel Flores Martínez embezzled 4.9 billion pesos ($ 242.6 million) between 2015 and 2021 via a bogus contract with Isssteleón, the governor said.
He said complaints against Pulido and the Flores Martínez brothers have been filed with the attorney general’s office in Nuevo León.
With reports from Proceso