María Álvarez-Buylla, director of the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt), revealed that the Scientific and Technological Consultative Forum, which the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) accuses of breaking the State assets for 244 million pesos, acquired a property in Coyoacán that was not duly justified.
Similarly, he accused that the Consultative Forum was in charge of issuing an opinion to exonerate government deficiencies in the case of the Pasta de Conchos mine.
“The civil association acquired a luxury property in the center of Coyoacán with resources that it did not justify before Conacyt, in addition to the fact that the civil association was the entity responsible for issuing the opinion in 2007 that justified the omissions of the federal authorities in relation to the rescue of the bodies and expansion of investigations related to the Conchos paste mine, ”says Álvarez-Buylla.
“Between 2002 and 2018, the civil association received around 100 million pesos for science and technology projects and 471 million pesos to cover operating expenses, including cell phone drivers, snack service, salaries or taxes of around 40 people, meals in luxury restaurants and trips abroad ”, he details.
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In a report that the head of the organization gave to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the official refers that between 2002 and 2018, this civil association received federal resources for 471 million pesos for operating expenses.
The document states that the affiliated academics were able to pay cell phone bills, luxury restaurants, drivers and even the taxes of 40 academics.
Yesterday, in brief statements to the press, the head of Conacyt said she did not know the investigation that the FGR carried out against the former members of the Council.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said this morning that during past governments this network of officials wove influences with which they were able to “blackmail” the government and obtain resources.
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