Published On: Thu, Jan 18th, 2018

Roberto Borge Angulo was the leader of a corruption network in Quintana Roo

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At least 20 former employees, businessmen and relatives of Roberto Borge Angulo, former governor of Quintana Roo, are investigated by the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) for his alleged participation in the money laundering and irregular acquisition of 22 plots of land property of the state of Quintana Roo.

The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) is investigating municipal presidents involved in the disincorporation of land that used to be property of the Government of Q. Roo, during the administration of Roberto Borge. The PGR is tracking politicians who allegedly participated in the illegal divestment of 980 properties across the state during the Borge administration.

The municipalities in which these irregularities were detected between 2011 and 2016 are Cancún (Benito Juárez), Playa del Carmen and Cozumel.

The PGR investigation also involves delegates from the Real Estate Institute of the Public Administration of Quintana Roo ( Instituto del Patrimonio Inmobiliario de la Administración Pública del Estado del estado de Quintana Roo: IPAE).

The Attorney General’s Office keeps three administrative files open against the former state governor, for the crimes of Illicit Use of Power, Illicit Enrichment and Embezzlement.

Borge is currently in prison in the Mexican state of Morelos, after being extradited from Panama, for the sale of 22 properties of the state reserves to friends and relatives at a price equivalent to 6% of its commercial value, which would have caused a damage of 900 million Mexican pesos to the treasury.


The former governor is basically accused of literally seizing beaches, jungles, cenotes, mangroves, and territorial zones part of natural reservoirs, and then selling them as if they were his own, involving politicians, notaries, judges, labor authorities, city officials and employees, policemen, legislators, and even his own relatives, in order to enrich himself.

He also illegally exempted from taxation a total of 5.2 million Mexican pesos in favor of his relatives and friends by giving them free permits to sell alcoholic drinks (according to El Financiero), among other crimes.

Investigation started in the Delegation of the PGR in Quintana Roo and have already been attracted by the Subprocuracy Specialized in Research against Organized Crime (Subprocuraduría Especializada en Investigación de Delincuencia Organizada: SEIDO), which is the organized-crime division of Mexico’s Office of the Attorney General.

Borge was attempting to board a flight to France when he was apprehended in Panama, and held in La Chirola prison facility, before being transferred to medium security prison El Renacer following a failed escape attempt.

 

The Riviera Maya Times Newsroom with information from:

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