Investigation in Coronado involves issuance of building permits

Judicial agents entered, searched and confiscated documents Thursday at the Coronado municipal building. The Poder Judicial said the investigation related to nine building permits that are believed to have been issued irregularly.

Identified as suspects in the case is a man with the last name of Jiménez, who heads the department that handles maps, business licenses and permits. Also named was the mayor, Leonardo Herrera Sánchez. He is the same public official who was
detained in April when 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.

Three prosecutors and a judge were among those who paid a call on the municipal building Thursday morning. They were there until 3:30 p.m., said the Poder Judicial.

The investigators removed written and digital documents to be studied during the next weeks, said the Poder Judicial. Agents said the investigation began a month ago.

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