Investigating major case of corruption by Rosarito municipal judge and police in case of clandestine party

Translated by Fulano from an article in Ecos de Rosarito.

Another mega corruption scandal as placed the Rosarito municipal administration under public scrutiny.

Now Municipal Judge Ramón Celestino Medrano Aguilar and a group of municipal police, including the downtown Rosarito police station commander, are accused of an extortion plan for their own benefit to free those arrested at the clandestine party on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

The impudence was so great, that the Municipal Attorney did not even find records for the more than 50 adults arrested at the party, much less records of the more than 100 minors in the holding cells at the police station. A mass arrest that left no trace.

The early investigation results by the municipal attorney show that the municipal judge on duty, in complicity with municipal police, collected a mordida to free the adults and some cases also for the minors, without depositing the money in the municipal coffers.

In spite of the fact the arrests occurred while the party was occuring, not one adult was presented to the public minister for corruption of minors.

In fact, the municipal coffers have no record of any payments for administrative fines for the more than 50 adults arrested at the clandestine party, according to the municipal attorney.

As a part of the investigation, the municipal attorney called for statements from those involved and also demanded a report from the Court Coordinator, David Rivera Hernández.

Under the premise that the acts of corruption will be tolerated, Mayor Mirna Rincón Vargas instructed the municipal attorney to thoroughly investigate the case and identify those responsible.

For the time being, Municipal Judge Medrano has been suspended during th‌e investigation.