The anti-corruption prosecutor engineered two searches Friday, including one at the Municipalidad de Osa. The second was at the company Sociedad Topográfica Catastral A y C S.A..
The Poder Judicial said that the mayor of the municipality, Jorge Alberto Cole De León, was being investigated for paying himself too much salary. The judicial release said that the mayor had been paying himself a stipend for not working at his private profession when he did not have the academic background for that type of job. He is believed to be a medical radiological technician.
The investigation also includes a look at payments to the private company and to municipal council members orregidores, who approve the sale of some land.