Judge links to process Sandra Cuevas, controversial mayor of CDMX accused of abuse of authority

Sandra Cuevas, head of the Cuauhtémoc Mayor's Office of Mexico City.

Sandra Cuevas, head of the Cuauhtémoc Mayor’s Office of Mexico City.

Photo: Cuauhtémoc Mayor’s Office / EFE

Sandra Cuevas, head of the Cuauhtémoc mayor’s office in Mexico City, will go to trial accused of theft, abuse of authority and discriminationand for the moment she remains suspended from the position, reported this Thursday the Attorney General’s Office (FGJ) of the capital.

“The Attorney General of Mexico City obtained link to the process against four public servants of the Cuauhtémoc mayor’s office, among them the head of the demarcation, for their probable participation in crimes of theft and abuse of authority. In the case of the mayor (Sandra Cuevas) also due to discrimination, ”reported the instance through Twitter.

In addition, it was detailed the control judge determined that the precautionary measures of “temporary removal from office, prohibition to leave the country and prohibition to approach the victims”, although he did not order preventive detention.

The magistrate established the limit of two months for the closing of the complementary investigation.

On Monday, a judge ordered the temporary suspension of Cuevas, who belongs to the opposition alliance of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), the National Action Party (PAN) and the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), based on these accusations.

At that moment The capital prosecutor’s office explained that the sanction was provisional. and that it came into force on this day.

Initially she had also been accused of illegal deprivation of liberty, but the judge withdrew the charges due to lack of evidence.

Before entering the hearing, the until now mayor told the media to be “prepared for absolutely everything, prepared for a link, and even to go to prison.”

Last February, the capital prosecutor’s office reported that it opened an investigation against Cuevas after two police officers accused the official of having assaulted them and held them in the Cuauhtémoc mayor’s office.

With the investigation to Cuevas, the opposition accused both the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, as well as the head of government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, and the ruling National Regeneration Movement (Morena) in general of carrying out a political persecution against him.

“I have absolutely nothing to do (with his case),” López Obrador declared in response this week.

Given this, the president of the capital assured on Wednesday that this is “absolutely false” and assured that it is not a political issue, but a judicial one.

Cuevas, who snatched the Cuauhtémoc mayor’s office from the president’s party, Morena, has been in the midst of controversy since taking office.

One of his first scandals was the one related to the sports Guelataolocated in the historic center of the capital, reopened just weeks before the arrival of the mayor, because it had been damaged in the earthquake of September 2017.

As soon as he took possession, Cuevas closed the sports car without giving many explanations but ended up reopening it after several alleged inspections.

At the reopening, he clashed with several neighbors and she was accused of having brought people who supported her during the event.

The most recent controversy was when, according to images released in the media, he allegedly threw balls with 500-peso bills (almost $24) from the balcony of her office, to people who came to show their support, although she denied the fact.

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