Monday, January 30, 2023

Conacyt: Laundering charges against 3 scientists are dropped

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definitely, they absolve three out of 31 scientist and educationist of Konasit He has been accused of organized crime and money laundering for the 244 million pesos contribution the body made to the Consultative, Scientific and Technological Forum (FCCyT), the newspaper Reforma reported.

According to the investigation, members of the FCCyT illegally obtained resources Konasit During the six-year term of President Enrique Peña Nieto.

Magistrates of the First Criminal Collegiate Court in Mexico City resorted to Article 253 of the National Code of Criminal Procedure, which states that the prosecutor’s office must refrain from investigation when the facts of the complaint do not constitute a crime.Reported improvement.

With which the criminal case initiated against Regina Maria Alarcon Contreras, who was the Administrative Secretary of the Institutional Fund for Regional Development for Scientific, Technological and Innovation Development (Fordecyt) and the Director of Science Planning at Conacyt, has been canceled.

In addition to Inocencio Higuera Ciapara, Deputy Director of Regional Development of Conacyt (2003-2004) and Deputy Director of Scientific and Academic Development in the period 2004-2007, and Luis Maior and Teran Casanueva, who were members of the Committee on Exact Sciences and Postgraduate Scholarships Abroad and Evaluation of Postgraduate Courses of Excellence, as well as Chairman of the Exact Sciences Committee for the Register of Postgraduate Courses of Excellence.

This was in the middle of 2019, when Konasit by María Elena Álvarez-Bayla, ignored the legal relationship with the Scientific and Technical Advisory Forum, which is composed 31 scientistswhich was pointed out by the Attorney General of the Republic Organized crime,

on those dates Konasit It stopped receiving funds despite the fact that an appeal was filed for amparo, in that trial the Forum obtained a provisional suspension, and later a final one, so that Konizeit would continue to distribute resources.

On November 21, 2019, Konasit Issued a check for seven million pesos. But it was an infallible check because it came from the name of the technical secretariat of the forum: it made it impossible to login to the account belonging to it.

In view of this, the judges demanded that Konasit Funding had to follow the Science and Technology Act.

However, Álvarez-Bayla and his handlers took a subversive step and on December 11, 2019, an agreement was published in the Federation’s Official Gazette, by which “the various provisions of the Biological Law of the National Council of Science and Technology have been reformed”. .

With this, the forum’s legal personality ceased, that is, it lost autonomy and the ability to hold its own property.

Konasit Amended its bye-laws thrice on December 11, 2019, February 11, 2020 and June 2, 2020.

Through these amendments, the article that established that the Forum had a CA was abolished. That legal relationship ceased to exist and hence the amparo decree issued by the District Judge was no longer in existence, leading to the dismissal of the said suit.

With this, the Scientific Advisory and Technical Forum raised its hand against the disappearance of the trusts that were destined for research, innovation and scientific work activities in the center of Mexico.

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