The delegate of Programs for the Development of the federal government in Jalisco, Carlos Lomelí, resigned his position after being noted as the centerpiece of a network of pharmaceutical companies that seeks to be contractor of the administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador in the mega-bidding of medicines.
Pharmaceutical network linked to super-delegate Lomelí won million-dollar contracts with the government
Lomelí leaves the post with the intention that «there is the freedom that the relevant investigations can be done and stop that pounding and that media violence that he has been receiving or attempt to permanently and forcefully harm the federal government through that association called Mexicans Against Corruption,» the former official said in interview with adn 40, referring to journalistic investigations that point to him as head of a pharmaceutical group that seeks to benefit from hiring in the current Government.
#Exclusiva @DrCarlosLomeli, a super-delegate from the federal government in Jalisco, confirms that he submitted his resignation from office.
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— adn40 (@adn40) 12 July 2019
An investigation by Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity (MCCI) revealed that Lomelí Bolaños leads a pharmaceutical network consisting of nine companies engaged in the sale of medicines that have been shared by the same partners, legal guardians, representatives and even domicile in Zapopan, Jalisco, although the official only recognizes as his own four of these companies.
Company of super-delegate Carlos Lomelí participates in tender to sell medicines to the government
The pharmaceutical group has sold billions of pesos in government contracts over seven years (2012-2019). Only one of those companies, Health Supplies Supplier, Abisalud, won, so far in 2019, more than 164 million pesos, awarded by the current administration.
However, both Carlos Lomelí and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador himself denied that there was a conflict of interest, although it was also disclosed that the federal delegate had access to the bank accounts of the company Abisalud.
Documents that MCCI agreed to reveal that Jalisco superdelegate Carlos Lomelí and his wife were authorized to dispose of funds from an account that Abisalud holds in Banorte. Company in which he denies participation.https://t.co/md1YTCAfiM pic.twitter.com/vq3k8iSyZ3
— MXvsCORRUPTION (@MXvsCORRUPCION) 11 July 2019
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