Two Chiapas Mayors arrested for corruption


They are Gildardo Zenteno Moreno, municipal president of Bochil and Viridiana Hernández Sánchez, mayor of Simojovel

(Chiapas Prosecutor's Office)

The Chiapas Attorney General’s Office reported that this weekend it detained two municipal presidents accused of misuse of resources, corruption, and abuse of authority. 

According to the information provided by the Prosecutor’s Office, elements of the Specialized Police this weekend executed arrest warrants against Gildardo Zenteno Moreno, mayor of Bochil, and Viridiana Hernández Sánchez, mayor of Simojovel.

These arrests come after last Friday the State Attorney’s Office requested the State Congress to withdraw the constitutional jurisdiction from both officials.

The agency detailed that Hernández is accused of the crime of diversion of federal resources and of not presenting the public account or the quarterly and annual reports to the State Congress.

According to the Prosecutor’s Office, the mayor also financed the campaign of her husband Gilberto Martínez Andrade in the last elections on June 6, who was a candidate for the Green Ecologist Party of Mexico for the municipal presidency of Simojovel. 

Also, he is accused of maintaining a group of more than 300 people with large-caliber firearms exclusive to the Army that functioned as his bodyguards.

Meanwhile, Zenteno Moreno was arrested for his probable responsibility in the crime of political violence against women based on gender, committed to the detriment of Irene “N”, municipal trustee; Luisa “N”, multi-member councilor, and Sara “N”, second councilor of the Bochil City Council.

The two defendants were detained in the State Center for Social Reintegration for Sentenced Persons (CERSS) number 14, “El Amate”, where a judge will resolve their legal situation within the constitutional term.

The State Attorney General’s Office assured that there will be no impunity for public officials who are involved in fraud related to the public treasury.


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