Thursday, January 11, 2007

Cancun, Mexico: Mayor to be questioned about missing 15 million dollars

Meanwhile, back in Cancun, they are looking for 15 million dollars that seems to be missing. The mayor of Cancun, Francisco Alor, requested and received from the state of Quintana Roo some 15 million bucks in 2005 and 2006 for "public works projects". An opposition political leader, state Congresswoman Marybel Villegas, presented photos taken at the sites of these projects, and there was nothing there but weeds and sand. She wants to know where the money went.
These photos were taken the first week of this year (2007), well past the time that the mayor indicated the work had been started. Here we can see a presumed diversion of public funds because no work has ever been performed.
She said that the State Congress would call the mayor to testify. If the State Congress cannot prove diversion of the funds, then she said that the mayor would be charged with fiscal irresponsibility. If the funds have been diverted, then a whole host of criminal charges could be brought against the mayor.

I suggest he plead, "I spent it all at Club Maxim helping out the migrant workers there."

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