Days from leaving office, Baja California Governor Jaime Bonilla said the case against his predecessor, whom he promised during campaign to send to prison, is still under investigation.

Bonilla, a former congressman who became Senator in 2018 before being elected governor the next year, said his responsibility ended when the case was turned to the Attorney General’s office.

According to the governor his predecessor and other former state officials has already been questioned by prosecutors in his case.

The first National Regeneration Movement Party governor of the state, whose term ends in Halloween, insisted that the issue is now in the hands of the Attorney General’s office.

“It’s an autonomous entity,” Gov. Bonilla said of the Attorney General’s office that “would be responsible for the arrest.”

The Department of Honesty filed a complaint for misuse of funds and usage of forged bills.

Separately, former National Action Party Chairman Jose Luis Ovando has been accused of funneling funds in forced fees charged to state employees that ended in a foundation that presumably used those resources for campaign activities. Ovando has publicly denied the claims by adding that the case was a political witch hunt.

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