Nava favors Marcelo de los Santos with contracts for 2 million pesos
Two companies of the former governor did the same work for the City Council, but they charged it separately
By Roberto Rocha
In just four months of the government of Xavier Nava Palacios, the municipal administration has already spent 2 million 238 thousand 800 pesos in legal advisory companies and offices owned by the former PAN governor Marcelo de los Santos Fraga who carried out the same work in two different periods.
The company FCM Asesores del Centro received a contract of one million 252 thousand 800 pesos for “the provision of professional services to carry out a forensic audit of the documentation and information corresponding to financial, human, material, patrimony and other competence matters. of the Municipal Government of San Luis Potosí, SLP, regarding fiscal years 2015-2018 “.
FCM Asesores del Centro was obliged, according to the contract held by LaOrquesta.MX, to carry out this work from November 29, 2018 to December 6, 2018.
The invoices charged by FCM Asesores Jurídicos del Centro, SA de CV, show the fiscal address of the company: Independencia 1315, in the San Miguelito neighborhood, right next to where the Marcelo de los Santos y Cía, SC office is located. , with address in Comonfort 805, Colonia Centro, which was also benefited by municipal contracts.
The company Marcelo de los Santos y Cía, SC, received from the City Council a contract for 986 thousand pesos for exactly the same concept for which FCM Asesores was subsequently hired: “The rendering of professional services to carry out a Forensic Audit to the documentation and information corresponding to financial, human, material, patrimony and other matters under the jurisdiction of the Municipal Government of San Luis Potosí, SLP, with respect to fiscal years 2015-2018 “.
The period in which Marcelo de los Santos y Cía, SC, worked with the City of San Luis Potosí was between October 19, 2018 and November 30 of the same year.
In total, there are 2 million 538 thousand 800 pesos that the administration of Xavier Nava Palacios has spent on services of legal advisors and external offices, divided into five different companies of that type.
In addition to the aforementioned FCM Asesores Jurídicos del Centro, SA de CV and Marcelo de los Santos y Cía, SC; the administration of Xavier Nava Palacios also hired the companies Azmen Soluciones Municipales SA de CV; Domínguez Casanova y Asociados, SC and Integral Consulting Center, according to a request for information answered by the municipality on February 5 of this year. Between the last three companies they obtained contracts for 300 thousand pesos.
Azmen Soluciones Municipales, SC, collected 81 thousand 200 pesos, including VAT, for the concept of “Advice on the correct delivery of the Treasury and Mayor Office areas of the Municipality of San Luis Potosí”, as evidenced by an invoice delivered in response to a request for information.
For its part, Dominguez, Casanova and Associates described in an invoice that made “civil liability services”, for which it charged 58 thousand pesos, including VAT, to the City of San Luis Potosí. The contract with that company mentioned “specialized services in advice on labor matters”.
Of the other company hired, Integral Consulting Center, which charged the municipality 159 thousand 500 pesos, the Transparency Unit of the mayor’s office did not deliver invoices or contracts for the provision of services.