The scandals keep coming and coming. Friday the man on the hot seat was the mayor of Coronado, Leonardo Herrera Sánchez. He stands accused of embezzlement because he used a municipal car to drive to a motel in San Francisco de Dos Ríos.
In Costa Rica motels are places for sexual encounters.
The Judicial Investigating Organization said that a telephone tip came to its confidential information center at midday Friday. Almost immediately, agents from the Sección de Fraudes were en route to the motel where they detained the 40-year-old politician.
The allegation is using municipal property for private use.
The arrest follows a month of allegations of illegality against government officials.