Nuevo LeÃ³n Governor Samuel GarcÃa 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.
âIt 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 $2,380] a month the means to buy 80 Lamborghini? The illicit enrichment is clear, âhe said.
GarcÃa claimed that the former directors of SADM, a decentralized organization of the government of Nuevo LeÃ³n, had embezzled money through mock infrastructure projects.
âThere has been a mafia there for 12 years,â he said, adding that public resources had been diverted to so-called empresas will invoice, or billing companies, and then laundered.
GarcÃa, who succeeded Jaime RodrÃguez as governor of Nuevo LeÃ³n on October 4, also claimed that the nephews of Manuel GonzÃ¡lez Flores – the former secretary general and acting governor of the state government while RodrÃguez campaigned for the presidency in 2018 – had set up a scheme to defraud IsssteleÃ³n, the Social Security Institute of Workers of the State of Nuevo LeÃ³n.
Brothers Javier and Manuel Flores MartÃnez embezzled 4.9 billion pesos ($ 242.6 million) between 2015 and 2021 via a bogus contract with IsssteleÃ³n, the governor said.
He said complaints against Pulido and the Flores MartÃnez brothers have been filed with the attorney general’s office in Nuevo LeÃ³n.
With reports from Proceso