Another Golfito official jailed in bribery investigation

Another municipal official in Golfito has been remanded to jail for six months preventative detention.

The Police Judicial said that the suspect was identified by a bribe victim as the person who arranged an appointment for the delivery of cash to insure the issuance of a property concession in the maritime zone.

The official, a woman, was identified by the last name of Reyes Morales. She is a regidora, or municipal council member.

The order to jail the woman came after a private hearing in the Juzgado Penal de Hacienda del II Circuito Judicial de San José.

The amount involved was reported to be $150,000. The act took place Aug. 1 when two U.S. citizens worked with investigators. The meeting led to the arrest of the municipal mayor and two other officials then.

The case is being handled by the Fiscalía Adjunta de Probidad, Transparencia y Anticorrupción.

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