Thursday, November 30, 2023

2 former commissioners resigned after table dancing expenses were revealed

A couple of secretaries resigned from the National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (Henna). The resignation of INAI secretaries -previously ordered- This happened at the same time that the alleged spending of a table dance was revealed, because it was investigated if public resources were used.A

INAI announced that the secretaries Oscar Mauricio Guerra Ford and Rosendoevgueni Monterrey Chepov They resigned from their respective positions, in order to facilitate the investigation in relation to the said case. The first, commissioned by INAI in 2014, was accused of allegedly using 20 thousand pesos of public resources in a nightclub.

According to an investigation carried out by Contralínea, Guerra Ford was allocated 20 thousand 411 pesos, between August 22 and 23, 2014, at the table dance in Curacao, which was closed in 2018 for human trafficking. The said medium confirmed that the Plenary Session of the INAI hid the expenses of the commissioners before, because made from a corporate card and with the intention of not revealing their purchasing power.

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Guerra Ford has already said the money was returned and he did not know that there were illegal activities being done in that nightclub. In the statements of the media, the former commissioner said that he went with his colleagues, but he did not know if the area was dedicated to activities outside the law, such as trafficking.

she INAI Advisory Council already ordered the internal control body to find out if there are similar cases and prevent them from happening in the future, “There is no reason to make expenses outside the institutional scope of corporate cards or public resources that they are not fully justified,” he pointed out.

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Likewise, the same Advisory Council requests that the Plenary Session of the INAI – which continues to be composed of four commissioners – “appreciate the permanence” of officials involved in the case; although the two have separated from their respective positions to continue the investigation.

Both Oscar Guerra Ford and Rosendoevgueni Monterrey were rehired as INAI secretaries afterwards will finish their work as commissioners in 2022. In May of the same year they were returned to the Executive Secretariat of the body; The Advisory Council requested that there be preventive measures to avoid the “allocation of quota” of the constituents of the Plenary.

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This scandal rocked INAI at the same time as it did four commissioners of the Plenary, who are authorized to hold sessions of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), even without a full quorum. The assignment of the three remaining commissioners is ‘stuck’ in the Senate.

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