Friday, March 24, 2023

Sinaloa Secretary of Tourism is removed for alleged corruption

Sinaloa governor Ruben Rocha Moya sacked Tourism Secretary, Luis Guillermo Benitez TorreS, for his alleged connection with a corruption case involving a private company.

In the weekly conference, the state president told that on this Tuesday State Attorney General’s Office State Congress asked Initiation of the Judgment of Origin To be able to face as a common citizen, to take back constitutional jurisdiction, Two charges were brought against him for the offense of irregular performance of a public ceremony.During his tenure as Municipal President of Mazatlán.

Several months ago, the prosecutor’s office opened an investigation against Benitez Torres based on 10 complaints, including Unregulated procurement of luminaires between 2021 and 2022, when he served as mayor of Mazatlán.

This is not the only complaint, as he has also been accused of irregular purchase of vehicles Which were given on May 10, 2022 during an event on the occasion of Mother’s Day.

An official letter addressed to Benitez Torres by the governor of Sinaloa read:

“C. Luis Guillermo Benítez Torres. Present. This date I have been informed by the Attorney General of the State of Sinaloa that the Institution of Public Ministry has requested h State Congress that the origin mentioned in Articles 135 and 136 of the Political Constitution of the State Prior declaration of , to open a judicial instance in the investigation of facts which the law points to as offenses against the public servant which concern his person as a defendant.

New Secretary of Tourism of Sinaloa

Governor Rocha announces that Benítez Torres’ replacement is current. Under Secretary Tourism PromotionEstrella Palacios Dominguez, and the position that remains vacant will be merged into Meeting Industry Under SecretaryOrganized by Ricardo Velarde Cárdenas, with which the structure of the Ministry of Tourism will only consider this merged under secretariat.

state official has 20 years of experience in the tourism sector and has studied UAS Faculty of Tourism where his father, Mr. Renato Palacios, was one of the founders.

she was the queen in 2001 Mazatlan Carnival And since then he began to promote the port of Mazatlán. Later he worked in important hotel firms which allowed him to gain more experience in the tourism industry.

Governor said that Estrella Palacios S.and will be stable in position and it will not last As was the case with Luis Guillermo Benítez Torres, whom he appointed temporarily to avoid a governance crisis in Mazatlán.

Likewise, he said that he would provide his support to the new owner and necessary adjustments would be made in the areas to optimize the work of the said agency.

Rocha Moya proposes to remove the jurisdiction of the governor and secretaries of Sinaloa

On the other hand, within the framework of the same convention, Governor Rocha instructed the Secretary General of the Government, Enrique Inzuñza Cázárez, to prepare a bill on the share of executive power, which he proposed to the delegates of the 64th Legislature of the State Congress, of the State of Sinaloa. Reform of the political constitution, to remove the constitutional jurisdiction of the governor and cabinet secretaries, so that in the event of a possible charge by a public ministry in relation to an alleged offence, they may face justice like any ordinary citizen.

“I am going to take this opportunity of instructing the Secretary-General of Government to prepare a bill to reform the law, so as to extend the jurisdiction provided by the Constitution to the members of the Cabinet as well as to the Governor himself, this There’s going to be an initiative that we’re going to send to Congress so that this doesn’t happen, we’re not going to get into these problems, because the President of the Republic himself – Andres Manuel López Obrador – has requested and as any citizen of crime He had to submit to the courts in case of being an accused, he has been allowed to be removed.”

When asked by the media, Governor Rocha replied that it would depend on the two autonomous instances now involved, namely the Ministry of Public Affairs and the Supreme Court of Justice, to continue the judicial process facing Luis Guillermo Benitez Torres, as well as the type of trial to which he would be subjected, and emphasized that, like any citizen, the Constitution provides primary rights such that until a judge issues a conviction against him, Until then the presumption of innocence that led to his accusations was filed by the Attorney General’s office for the state.

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