Some public officials are ducking asset reports

More than 1,000 officials in government have failed to present the legally required sworn statement of their possessions, said the Contraloría de la República.

The watchdog agency said that 12,328 persons are obligated by law to present the statement of their goods, but only 11,155 did in the period that ended Friday. The law is designed to prevent corruption.

Some 335 persons presented their statements digitally, the agency said.

After a warning, those who did not file could be subject to administrative action, the agency said.

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