Rosario Robles (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
“Today I have been unjustifiably deprived of my freedom for a year. The revenge of some, the cowardice and the complicit silence of others, and a selective prosecution have me here. Letter from Santa Martha. # JusticiaSíVeganzaNo ”, he wrote on his Twitter account, the former secretary of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development of the government of Enrique Peña Nieto, Rosario Robles, who is serving a year in prison this Thursday.
The text is accompanied by two images that contain a letter written in the handwriting of the former official. In the epistle he details that his rights have been violated. « I am accused of an omission (not corruption) that does not deserve prison, » reads an excerpt.
In August of last year, the Mexican justice sent Rosario Robles to preventive prison for his involvement in a mega corruption plot perpetrated during the previous government (2012-2018), which would be around 7.76 billion pesos.
During the administration of Enrique Peña Nieto, The former official was first in charge of the Ministry of Social Development, and then went on to that of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development. Both agencies are involved in a convoluted web of diversion of public resources that includes eight more secretariats, eight universities and 186 shell companies. The Master swindler —As the corruption mega plot is known— consisted of the signing of agreements by the federal secretariats to contract companies in exchange for services they never provided.
(Photo: Twitter / Rosario_Robles_)