The administration of the former governor of Chihuahua, César Duarte, used five construction companies in Parral, a billing company in Ciudad Juárez, as well as 15 city councils, to evade tax taxes on contracts for 242.9 million pesos, the state Ministry of Finance reported.
The companies and municipalities had a common supplier domiciled in what turned out to be a stationery store in Juárez, to bill 107 million 488 thousand 335 pesos.
The shell company was run by a humble couple. The woman died shot to death in October 2016 and even after his death, financial operations were found in his name.
According to the Ministry of Finance, after the audits it was evidenced that the five construction companies in Parral worked with the same 15 municipalities, with the State government and with a common supplier to which no materiality, warehouses, warehouses, or something that responded to the size of the operations.
The partner couple of the billing company received significant amounts from the five construction companies and between 50 and 70 percent of the deductions were made through them, thus generating the most important mechanism for diversions.
This is another of the emblematic cases of the 27 tax evasion schemes detected in the framework of Operation Justice for Chihuahua, which investigates the former governor’s corruption network.
Identifying the case as that of « Constructoras de Parral », in this scheme tax credits were determined for 85.29 million pesos.
After the audits carried out, vehicles, buildings and bank accounts have been seized. Some of those involved have already approached to return resources for the damage caused to the treasury.
According to the state agency, what changes the paradigm of the fight against fiscal corruption committed in the government of César Duarte has been to pursue illegal billing and the creation of shell companies, in order to recover the omitted taxes.
In the specific emblematic case, the agency specified that progress has been made, but there is still a significant amount to be recovered from the tax credits determined by the 85.29 million pesos.
He reported that criminal matters have also been released that are now handled by the respective instance and the publication of the invoicing company in the Official Gazette of the Federation is in process.
The agency added that due to the suspicious behavior, the existence of illegal activities of a fiscal nature was investigated and whether fiscal and financial taxes were paid.
According to the Ministry of Finance, nobody pays taxes for corruption money, but what does happen is that when someone gives money as payment for corruption, the company that pays it bills it, to try to justify it.