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Provider returns $967 million to Issste to repair fraudulent sale

Gustavo Castillo Garcia

Newspaper La Jornada
Wednesday, July 13, 2022, p. eleven

The company Medical Selections of the Center, accused of making a double charge to the Issste in 2019 for the purchase of medicines and materials for healing, returned 967 million pesos (136 million pesos more for interest) to the agency to repair the fraud.

the day reported exclusively that the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) initiated criminal proceedings against eight officials and former public servants of the Issste, including José Febo Trujeque Ramírez, who until last March was the normative director of legal procedures.

Legal representative of the company, on trial

The process remains in force, and since the return of the resources was not carried out by alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, the legal representative of the company will be brought to trial, ministerial officials reported.

The case was denounced by Jens Pedro Lohmann Iturburu, then regulatory director of administration and finance of the institute, before the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office Against Corruption (FECC). The official pointed out that public servants participated in a scheme with which the Issste irregularly settled invoices that had already been accrued.

Once the investigation folder was integrated, Judge José Artemio Zúñiga Mendoza determined the link to criminal proceedings for eight involved in the improper payment to Seleccións Médicas del Centro, a specialized drug company accused of monopolizing more than 60 percent of the sector’s tenders. health during the government of Enrique Peña Nieto.

The judge determined that the defendants, in their capacity as public servants, committed the crime of illicit use of powers and faculties and imposed precautionary measures on them to face the criminal process in freedom.

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