In addition to Mayor Mayra Mendoza, federal prosecutor Ramiro González charged six former Quilmes officials with alleged diversion of 535 million pesos to cooperatives.  (Photo: Telam).

The mayor of Quilmes, Mayra Mendoza, and former municipal officials were imputed this Friday by the federal Justice for the alleged diversion of 535 million pesos to a set of cooperatives related to members of the southern district of Greater Buenos Aires.

“In the state in which this process is, I urge the exercise of criminal action against Sebastián Raspa, Mayra Soledad Mendoza, Martín Bordalejo, José Alejandro Scozzari, Romina Cangelosi, Alejandro Gandulfo and Cecilia Soler”, maintains the opinion of the federal prosecutor Ramiro Gonzalez to which he agreed TN, and that he promoted the investigation against the communal chief.

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In addition to Mayor Mayra Mendoza, federal prosecutor Ramiro González charged six former Quilmes officials with alleged diversion of 535 million pesos to cooperatives. (Photo: Telam).

The alleged crimes for which Mendoza and his former officials are being investigated are those of embezzlement of public funds Y negotiations incompatible with the public function.

The file opened by the aforementioned representative of the Public Ministry began with a series of data published on the website The Dissent. Over there it was reported that the contributions to the cooperatives were coordinated by “Sebastián Roberto Raspa, Undersecretary of Habitat of the Buenos Aires municipality of Quilmes, who together with his partner and former Quilmeño official Martin Bordalejo They manage an interesting portfolio of cooperatives and joint-stock companies.

According to the prosecutor, this exposed a structure through which “national funds that were delivered to the municipality of Quilmes were used to pay cooperatives whose owners are Raspa and Cangelosi”.

Sebastián Raspa was Undersecretary of Habitat in Quilmes when the scandal broke out over the cooperatives.  (Photo: Courtesy of Diario La Nueva)
Sebastián Raspa was Undersecretary of Habitat in Quilmes when the scandal broke out over the cooperatives. (Photo: Courtesy of Diario La Nueva)

In the opinion of the prosecution it was detailed that the two former officials had participated in the following organizations: “Federation of Work Cooperatives 1ª De Mayo Ltda.; La Estrella Ltda. Labor Cooperative; Work Cooperative for the Future Ltda.; Cooperative of Work Progreso Ltda.; Work Cooperative Until La Victoria Siempre Ltda.; Rubén Rodríguez Ltda. Work Cooperative; United Neighborhood Labor Cooperative Ltd.; Work Cooperative La Unión De Azul Ltda.; and Cooperative of Work Imprenta 19 de Febrero Ltda.”.

The alleged corruption maneuver that González is trying to prove would have occurred during the 14 months that elapsed between December 2020 and February 2022.

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Within his resolution, the federal prosecutor indicated that this group of cooperatives would have been paid the sum of 535 million pesos. It was also highlighted that “Raspa would have three offshore in Miami, where would the public money, in which would appear as Director Bordalejo, who would also be a municipal official, partner and friend of Rasp”.

After knowing the complaint about alleged corruption and only the mayor Mayra Mendoza self-reported in the Justice of Quilmes affirming his innocence, Raspa tendered his resignation.

News that is being updated.-

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