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Ghost firms, odd contracts and $35 million missing

Thursday, May 26, 2016

During at least two years in Mexico, top Veracruz state officials close to Gov. Javier Duarte awarded government contracts to a closed network of 21 companies whose very existence is doubtful.

The ministries that approved the contracts can’t confirm that anybody ever received the products. What’s known for sure is that the 645 million pesos that the 73 contracts cost the state treasury are gone.

Source: El Daily Post