San Carlos, La Florida and Puerto Montt would have received the same reports from the lawyer and former president of the PS, Osvaldo Andrade, who worked together in these municipalities. This was stated in the investigation of the Ñuble Comptroller’s Office.
A report from the Comptroller’s Office revealed that the former president of the Socialist Party, Osvaldo Andrade, He would have given at least 37 separate reports in the cities of San Carlos, La Florida and Puerto Montt, where he worked in parallel.
According to a report by Mega Investiga, the subjects of the reports are addressed: administrative jurisprudence, official authorization of firefighters, analysis of Supreme Court decisions and incompatible health, and other things.
For example, the Office of the Ñuble Comptroller noted that the former Minister of Labor “did not fully comply with the functions required by the aforementioned contractual clauses, limiting his actions to sending judgments and opinions on matters that seems unnecessary.”
In particular, the controlling body indicated that the lawyer of the Socialist Party was hired for various tasks in the three mentioned cities; however, upon reviewing the monthly reports, it was revealed that he presented the same documents in La Florida, Puerto Montt and San Carlos to collect your wages.
In April 2022, Andrade was hired by the Municipality of San Carlos for a fee of $2.3 million per month. According to the Comptroller’s Office, $19.7 million was paid, which is equivalent to more than eight months. Here I have to give advice on labor issues, diagnose personnel, workshops and review civil and criminal matters.
In Puerto Montt, in the region of Los Lagos, the former president of the PS had to make similar recommendations for a monthly salary of $1.9 million. Meanwhile, in Florida, he receives a salary of $2.2 per 30 days for reports on pension issues and decisions from Labor and Collection courts.
Osvaldo Andrade was hired by the municipality of San Carlos
The controlling body asked the Municipality of San Carlos about this issue, who responded that “most of the regulations and ordinances have similarities, because there is only one right and it cannot be understood that for the same regulation there are different criteria. “
In addition, the Comptroller’s investigation found that the official who validated Andrade’s hiring in this town was a colleague of the former deputy.
We are talking about the municipal administrator, Adán Contreras Suazo, who authorized the attorney’s fees and the agreement with the Avus Limitada Investment Company. Here, Contreras is with Osvaldo Andrade Lara and son of the former parliamentarian, who founded the company on July 8, 2018.
Let’s remember that it was recorded by the BioBioChile Research Unit, where it was reported that his arrival was agreed on April 13, 2022, for more than 2 million per month, as an “external advisor.” The idea of the contract? As read in the mayoral decree: “support for the municipal administration.”
With all this, the Municipality of San Carlos told the Comptroller’s Office that on September 6, 2022, a summary was filed against Adán Contreras, to determine the existence of conflicts of interest in these contracts. It ended with a proposed dismissal of the municipal administrator.
“They are not copies”
The aforementioned media asked Osvaldo Andrade about the investigation of the Office of the Ñuble Comptroller, about the same reports he gave.
“In those nine months, I delivered 139 reports to the municipality (San Carlos). In addition, I attended the monthly work and training meetings for the officers,” said the lawyer.
The former president of the Lower House Balauranan said that the reports are about specific consultations or requests from the municipality, with the analysis of judicial and administrative jurisprudence.
“These reports are standardized and not copies, but I myself and I also deliver them to other cities where I work now and to others whose contracts have ended. “I can’t copy myself.” said the former helmsman of PS.
Regarding the conflict of interest of the former municipal administrator of San Carlos, Adán Contreras, Andrade said that “I gave a voluntary statement before the Regional Comptroller’s Office. In any case, that company has never operated, has no management and no RUT. The mayor hired me, as he declared,” he said.
Finally, the partnership between Andrade, his son and Contreras was dissolved on September 12, 2022.