Ministry of Social Development fires employees for mismanagement of funds

Minister Alcibiades Vásquez said that there are three ongoing investigations.

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About 50 Ministry of Social Development officials have been fired due to the discovery of anomalies in the handling of funds for various programs and per diem expenses.

Last October, the entity began an investigation into the purchase of items for the discount grocery stores operated by the ministry.

In addition, prosecutors opened an investigation in July into travel expenses filed by ministry officials.

Minister Alcibiades Vásquez, who took office in July and who ordered the investigations, said that auditors are actively working on the cases to allow for criminal charges to be brought.

He said a third investigation has been opened into the handling of funds for the purchase of fuel for the vehicles of the institution.

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