Four years have passed: judge reads sentence against former mayor Concepción and orders him to return Bs 720,000

Four years have passed: judge reads sentence against former mayor Concepción and orders him to return Bs 720,000

This afternoon a judge read the sentence against the former mayor of the municipality of Concepción, David Mollinedo, for committing the crimes of uneconomic conduct and breach of duties. The hearing took place on the sixth floor of the Palace of Justice.

The jurisdictional authority sentenced the former mayor to seven years in prison, He also ordered him to return Bs 720,000 to the Mayor’s Office of Concepciónamount of money that would have been appropriated during his administration.

The current mayor of the affected municipality, Mauricio Viera, he was satisfied with the judge’s ruling and said that with this decision “tranquility is returned to the people of Concepción.” He added that he hopes that the resources will be returned as soon as possible, to invest them in works.

“We are happy and satisfied because sentencing hearing has been held. This shows that we are cracking down on corruption and that we will not tolerate any other similar acts,” he added.

For his part, Santiago Flores, a lawyer hired to defend the Mayor’s Office of Concepción, reported that the sentence was not only against David Mollinedo, but also against Laime Subirana, former official of the past municipal administration.

Likewise, he said that there is another open process against Mollinedo for the alleged theft of more than Bs. 2.5 million Township. Other municipal officials are also accused in this case.

Mollinedo won in the 2015 elections when he ran under the acronym of Democrats. Two complaints weigh on him for diversion of public resources. Despite this, and after spending a period of three months in preventive detention, he concluded his term in 2021.



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