Monday, December 4, 2023

Despite the frauds of Segalmex and Diconsa, ASF refuses to reveal the audits

The Superior Audit of the Federation (ASF) intends to block the dissemination of reports on results, observations of audited entities, and minutes of meetings held in 2022 with Segalmex, Liconsa, and Diconsa. In these agencies, the greatest fraud of the current federal Administration has been revealed.

On September 13, the National Institute for Access to Information (INAI) ordered the ASF to deliver the public versions of several documents generated by the reviews of the 2021 Public Account to three agencies, where the irregularities amounting to 9 the accumulated. thousand 500 million pesos.

The Audit filed an injunction to prevent delivery and, on October 5, the Tenth District Judge of Administrative Matters, Dinorah Hernández, dismissed the appeal as inadmissible, because it cannot be used to challenge INAI orders. This decision can still be reviewed by a college court.

The documents were classified by the ASF as reserved, so they were not made public, and they were requested through the Transparency Law.

Among them are the minutes of the meetings between the audited entities and the ASF to analyze, explain, and resolve the observations found, and the letters and information provided to the audit entity to clarify this.

For the Audit, it is reasonable to reserve the information, because the documents are about the methods of monitoring and solving the observations, which may result in reopening the investigations if they are not clarified.

“The case at hand has a national relevance since various journalistic articles have revealed the alleged acts of corruption committed by public servants from Segalmex, Diconsa, and Liconsa,” argues INAI, to consider that it should prevail. information on the reasons for the reservation invoked by the ASF.

In this case, at least 26 arrest warrants have been issued against former officials and businessmen, but the highest ranking, still a fugitive, is the former head of Administration and Finance, René Gavira because the FGR did not act against the former. director. general, José Ovalle, who left office in April 2022.

For the years 2019 to 2022, the three external audit companies that examined the financial statements of the Mexican Food Security (Segalmex) – a decentralized body created by this Administration – refused to issue of an opinion, due to the lack of elements that support it and the many irregularities. seen.

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