The Secretariat of the Civil Service (SFP) reported that in July it opened three investigation files for alleged corruption that would have been committed from previous administrations by officials of the Mexican State (Notimex).
In a statement, the SFP detailed that the Internal Supervisory Body (ICO) in Notimex «initiated investigations for alleged misuse of public resources, likely conflict of interest and possible influence-and-trade, which would have been committed by servers agency.»
According to the Secretariat, investigations were initiated by information published in different media.
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«Once the rigorous investigation phase is complete, the ICO will be able to determine whether it is possible to conclude responsibilities against the public servants allegedly involved,» he said.
Once the administrative procedure has been completed, the Civil Service will disclose the results obtained.
Last March, 20 foreign correspondents working for Notimex reported that their pay was suspended and that they had no formal information about their employment status at the agency.
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Following these allegations, Notimex assured that it did not unilaterally alter the employment relationship, and that correspondents had fixed-time (annual) service delivery contracts that they accepted and signed in 2013, so they were hired each year Again.
With no response from the agency, the workers protested on July 15th at Palacio Nacional, where they asked President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to intervene in the situation they support with Notimex, and demanded the resignation of their director, Sanjuana Martínez.
In response to the complaints, López Obrador said at a press conference that he would summon the director of Notimex to explain the management of the agency, and that in case there were irregularities these would be reported.
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