translated from Spanish: «Civil death» required for corrupt public servants: Javier Paredes

Morelia, Michoacán.-Javier Paredes Andrade, coordinator of the parliamentary representation in the 74 Legislature, held that the Michoacan Congress has given «has» led the discussion to modify the local constitution and establish measures such as the disqualification Permanent or better known as «civil death» of public servants who incur acts of corruption.
The single member of the Citizen Movement pointed out the need to discuss the initiative with a draft decree reforming articles 108, third subparagraph; 109, second and third paragraph of the Political Constitution of Michoacán, among others of the law of administrative responsibilities.
Paredes Andrade abounded that the legislative proposal is concerned with establishing the definitive debarment for acts of corruption to public officials, to prevent them from being taken out of public life for a certain period of time, Situation he considered gives them an opportunity to enjoy the illicitly acquired and then return to the enjoyment of power.
Paredes Andrade said that the declaration «has risen» to admit the discussion, will allow a really exemplary punishment for public servants and not that in acts of simulation are implemented temporary penalties that end up becoming «prizes and holidays Paid by the public purse. »
The Politologist also said that the subject in study does not present substantive limitations for the local congresses, since in article 124 of the Federal constitution it refers that: «the faculties which are not expressly conceived by this Constitution to the Federal officials, you understand reserved to the States and to the City of Mexico, in the fields of their respective competences. Therefore, within this order of idea, one finds the legislative freedom of the Legislatures in order to modify and legislate in this matter.
Paredes Andrade underlined that the serious administrative failures of public servants, such as cofacto, embezzlement, diversion of public resources, misuse of information, abuse of functions, conflict of interest, improper hiring, enrichment Hidden, trafficking of influences, cover-up, contempt and obstruction of justice, must be punished with civil death and not with punitive slight sanctions that allow its return to the public life and the repetition of its act.

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