After a 14-hour hearing a state judge dismissed the case against three former state officials of the Francisco Vega de Lamadrid administration.
Judge María de Jesús Acosta ruled that no evidence showed the participation of former undersecretaries of the Treasury José Luis, Isauro and Miguel Angel. The three were accused of abuse of authority.
The administration of now former Governor Jaime Bonilla filed through then Secretary of Government Amador Rodríguez a complaint against his predecessor and other officials under the so-called “Master Fraud.”
In the case, the state said 273 fund transactions were detected that involved about a hundred contracted companies that allegedly lacked any background documents.
The transactions included the phrase “by official instruction” that avoided all the red tape and received payment preference.
The state accused Vega de Lamadrid of funneling 1.5 billion pesos or close to $80 million.
Companies provided advisory services and in some cases shared the same tax address.
Former Assemblywoman Griselda Rodríguez previously said the allegations were based on an audit report. State Attorney General Iván Carpio said the case had several mistakes.