The Mancera real estate cartel: how the network of public officials operated to acquire land and properties


The call ‘Real Estate Cartel‘resurfaced in the political conversation in Mexico after Santiago Nieto, head of the Financial Intelligence Unit (UIF) of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, filed a complaint against a group of people linked to the PRD Miguel Angel Mancera, former head of government of Mexico City.

The group would be responsible for operations with resources of illicit origin and illicit enrichment, indicated by Claudia Sheinbaum, current head of government, in her activity report on March 17, 2019. Sheinbaum reported that 174 authorized action polygons between 2017 and 208 were analyzed and inconsistencies were found in 48. That is, of the total number of real estate constructions in the metropolis, 27% had anomalies such as lack of permits or violation of regulations.

The developers of the buildings would have benefited economically by building more houses than allowed or by doing it in places where the original land use was different, avoiding the necessary authorizations to do so. As a result of the analysis, projects were canceled and an arrest warrant was issued against Felipe de Jesus Gutierrez, former Secretary of Urban Development and Housing of the capital of the country and who is accused of illegal use of powers and powers.

This Saturday, the Attorney General’s Office of Mexico City (FGJ-CDMX) reported the arrest of Francisco Alejandro “N”, Former official of the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing (Seduvi).

Francisco Alejandro
Francisco Alejandro “N”, former official of the Secretariat of Urban Development and Housing (Seduvi) in the government of Miguel Ángel Mancera (Photo: @FiscaliaCDMX)

Through a statement, the capital prosecutor’s office explained that The former director of instruments for Urban Development of Seduvi, during the government of Miguel Ángel Mancera, was arrested in Acapulco, Guerrero, accused of the crime of illegal use of powers and powers.

According to the current complaint, four other notaries would have helped to grant permits. The defendants, belonging to notaries 215 and 244 would have benefited from properties, properties and changes in land usereported the newspaper The universal, based on FIU documents. In addition, his group is joined by the legal representatives of the developers Baita and Dekah, close to Miguel Ángel Mancera.

It’s about the brothers Raul and Alejandro Ruiz Herrera, according to journalist Kevin Ruiz. In addition, it also involved the notary 215 Uriel Oliva Sánchez.

Within the accusation, the former General Coordinator of Management for Growth and Development also stands out, Fusto Ernesto Galván Escobar, who was appointed within the Ministry of Economic Development by Miguel Ángel Mancera; in addition to Galván’s partner, María Vanessa Arroniz Sehedi.

Raymundo Collins (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
Raymundo Collins (Photo: Cuartoscuro)

Another of the former capital officials investigated is Raymundo Collins, former local government security secretary. On November 5, the capital authorities searched the home of Collins Flores, located in the Florida neighborhood, in the Álvaro Obregón mayor’s office, south of the capital.

Finally, the lawyer would be involved Fabio de la Peña Colonna, Diana Marcela Carrillo Liceaga and Rafael Mendoza, according to the report of The universal.

The group would have simulated operations in which the real folios and deed numbers were hidden so that they could not be located in the Public Registry of the property, as well as using name names to carry out land change processes, the Mexican media said.

Miguel Ángel Mancera Espinosa came to the public function of Mexico City as Attorney General of the then Federal District with Marcelo Ebrard, to later become Cassaubón’s successor at the headquarters of the Government of Mexico City.

(Photo: Cuartoscuro)
(Photo: Cuartoscuro)

He currently works as Senator Elect by proportional representation. In the congress he serves as the coordinator of the parliamentary group of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), secretary of the Bicamaral Commission of the Television Channel of the General Congress of the United Mexican States and member of other commissions among which Communications and Transportation stand out. , Public Safety, Justice, Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change, among others

However, this Thursday, October 22, the Comptroller General of Justice of Mexico City disqualified Miguel Ángel Mancera, now a senator, from occupying positions in the capital for at least one year, since he is singled out for intervening in the elections presidential elections of 2018.


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