Abangares mayor, council president detained in case involving contract

Judicial agents detained the mayor of Abangares and the president of the canton’s municipal council Wednesday on an allegation that the council president’s husband benefited from a municipal contract.

Judicial investigators made the arrests at the municipal hall.

The contract, nearly 3 million colons, was to make 84 trips in 2015 to bring certain citizens and council members to municipal meetings.

The route was from Peñas Blancas.  The judicial agency said that the council president’s husband negotiated the job of driving the vehicle.

The mayor, Jorge Eduardo Calvo Calvo, is accused of knowing about the deal and doing nothing, judicial agents said. The council president is Graciela Serrano Anchía.

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