A period of four months was established to carry out complementary investigations and, to Collado, a year of preventive detention was imposed as a precautionary measure.
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The case of the lawyer Juan Collado continues to give something to talk about, since this Monday it was announced that he was linked to the process for his alleged responsibility in the crime of embezzlement for 13 million 780 thousand pesos to the detriment of the Government of Chihuahua, under the modus operandi of simulation of contracts for legal services not provided.

After a hearing of approximately 12 hours, the control judge, Guadalupe Hernández, determined as valid the evidence presented by the State Attorney General’s Office.

Authorities of the Public Ministry established a period of four months to carry out complementary investigations and, to Collado, a year of preventive detention was imposed as a precautionary measure.

It turned out that the lawyer, in collaboration with various public officials, distributed roles and activities for the theft of 13 million 780 pesos from the public treasury. The prosecuting party argued that professional services were never rendered to the state government. However, it was learned that in 2013 bank transfers were made from the account of the state Ministry of Finance.

The process binding hearing began at 10:00 a.m. and ended at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 6
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Payments were made during the second half of 2013. On July 26, a payment was made for one million 060 thousand pesos; on October 25 for one million 060 thousand pesos; another on December 24 for 7 million 420 thousand pesos and the last, held on December 30, was for one million 060 thousand pesos.

The process binding hearing began at 10:00 a.m. and ended at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 6.

Juan Collado Mocelo has been a prisoner in the North Prison since July 9, 2019. The arrest occurred when the lawyer ate in a restaurant with the powerful leader of the Union of Petroleum Workers of the Mexican Republic (STPRM).

LIBRA LINKAGE DUE TO FRAUD

This Saturday it was announced that Judge Juan Carlos Ramírez Benitez decided not to link Collado to the trial for the crime of tax fraud for 36 million pesos.

After 23 hours of hearing, the corresponding authorities considered that the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE) did not present the necessary evidence to demonstrate that Collado evaded the income tax.

Bustamante was sincere and pointed out that the true owners of Libertad Servicios Financieros were former presidents Carlos Salinas de Gortari and Enrique Peña Nieto
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Collado was charged with organized crime in the modality of operations with resources of illicit origin, after the businessman Sergio Bustamante accused him of fraudulent appropriation of a piece of land in the state of Querétaro for 24 million pesos, this through a company called « Libertad Servicios Financieros ».

Bustamante was sincere and pointed out that the true owners of Libertad Servicios Financieros were former presidents Carlos Salinas de Gortari and Enrique Peña Nieto, as well as the current governor of Querétaro Francisco Dominguez and Mauricio Kuri, coordinator of the PAN senators.

Similarly, Juan Collado He is being investigated for money laundering and improper management of the unfreezing of 76.5 million euros of his account in Andorra, in the European Union.

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