Cristóbal Escobar | UNO Agency
The Comptroller General of the Republic did not endorse the contract that Recoleta Municipality contracted with the company Itelecom for the renovation of the lights in the commune.
This company is being investigated for possible corruption to win bids for the replacement of LED lights in different municipalities. In addition, yesterday it was revealed that the Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a possible triangulation of money between the manager of Itelecom, Marcelo Lefort; the lawyer Ramón Sepúlveda and the mayor Daniel Jadue.
The communal chief has defended the tender for more than $ 10 billion assigned to Itelecom in its commune, stating that it was the best offer and that the process was also approved by the Comptroller’s Office.
The Comptroller’s Office has not officially referred to this, but sources from La Radio assured that the reviewing body did not endorse the contract.
What did happen was that councilors of Recoleta They asked the Comptroller’s Office to review three specific points of the tender, but in no case does this mean that the contract was approved.
In addition, it was mentioned that the Organic Law of Municipalities prevents inspection prior to signing a contract. What can be done is an audit of the tender, after the signature.
Along with this, it was reported that the Comptroller’s Office is currently investigating the contracts and actions of the Recoleta Cultural Corporation, led by the actor Pablo Teillier (son of the president of the PC, Guillermo Teillier).
Recall that the Prosecutor’s Office is also investigating the $ 50 million that Itelecom donated to said corporation for the Festival Womad. This inquiry began last October and is ongoing.
The same goes for an investigation to the social real estate of the municipality, which builds buildings for the rental of apartments at lower prices.
Follow the PC support
Despite all this, the Communist Party yesterday approved the reinstatement of Jadue to the post of mayor of Recoleta, which was specified today in the Electoral Service.
The party’s president, Guillermo Teillier, added that the complaint about Itelecom does not endanger his possible presidential candidacy.
“We are absolutely sure that he will come out clean from that,” he added.
This article describes an ongoing legal process
There is a possibility that the charges will be dismissed at the end of the investigation, therefore The accused should NOT be considered as guilty until Justice dictates sentence against him.
(Article 04 of the Code of Criminal Procedure)