translated from Spanish: FGR to request arrest warrants against academics for the third time

The Attorney General’s Office (FGR) announced that, in the face of the refusal of a district judge to order the arrest of 31 officials of the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt), it will request, for the third time, arrest warrants against the scientists, because they go “against what is indicated by law.”
Through a statement, the FGR indicated that the judge did not consider that Conacyt officials “created, authorized and funded” a private company and then joined it, although according to the Prosecutor’s Office federal resources for scientific research were used to favor this group with the “purchase of furniture, vehicles, real estate, salaries and direct services.”
According to the judge, “it is not a criminal act, because the Consultation Forum indicated in the statute of Conacyt, authorizes it.”
“This criterion is not acceptable to the FGR, since an internal statute issued ad-hoc by the Conacyt officials themselves cannot go against what is indicated by the Law on Science and Technology and by the Organic Law of Conacyt itself, which are mandatory for them, and which consider the Forum as an internal organ of that institution, and they do not allow, in any way, that this agency can become a private company,” said the Prosecutor’s Office.
For this reason, the FGR will again request the arrest warrants, “explaining with all clarity what is considered a patrimonial criminal act attributable to these people, as well as the evidence that accredits it.”

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