The municipality agrees to pay 3 million pesos monthly through bank transfers the first 5 business days of the month from the signing of the document
Mazatlán, Sinaloa (Informational Reaction). – The secretary of the Mazatlán City Council, Edgar Augusto González Zatarain, announced the payment agreement that was entered into between the municipality and the Ahre group, for the Nafta Lubricantes case, which must be paid for the amount of 141 million 802 thousand pesos.
In the document that the municipal official provided to the media, it is mentioned, to begin with, that the municipality recognizes the debt with the company for 141 million 802 thousand pesos in favor of NAFTA.
It also stipulates that the Commune is committed to paying 3 million pesos monthly through bank transfers the first 5 business days of the month from the signing of the agreement.
As long as the amount that results as an unpaid balance as of February 1, 2022, will be settled no later than the 28th of the same month, taking into account the first payment made on March 25, 2021.
According to the document, the municipality’s debt must be deducted from the amount that corresponds to the value of the properties that are accepted in payment as a property in the downtown area of the city and another for the old airport.
These properties are located on Benito Juárez and Carnaval streets, in the center of the city, with 2 thousand 39. 42 square meters of surface and another with an area of 3 thousand 879.83 square meters with address on Main or Alfa street of the Airport subdivision.
In both properties the municipality would be paying according to the agreement, the amount of approximately 28 million 961 thousand 317 pesos.
The 21 million pesos that have been paid by the municipality to NAFTA in 3 exhibitions would also have to be discounted.
The Nafta case dates from February-March 2012, when the City Council authorized a land use opinion and a permit in favor of the Nafta Lubricantes company to build a gas station in the Palos Prietos neighborhood.
Faced with an amparo ruling, the private company filed a lawsuit against the City Council before the Administrative Litigation Court, which was admitted in January 2015. The lawsuit was not answered, nor was the evidence hearing attended.
In June 2016, the Court decided to order the City Council to pay 141 million 802 thousand pesos for damages in favor of Nafta. To give attention and follow-up to the nullity trial, a contract was made directly for professional services during the administration of Carlos Felton.
In September 2017, Joel Boucieguez, secretary of the City Council, asked the Acquisitions Committee to hire the professional services of another lawyer to obtain an acquittal in favor of the City Council.
In December 2018, the municipal government signed a collaboration agreement with businessman Juan José Arellano Hernández, representative of Nafta, which obliges the Mazatlán City Council to pay $ 141 million 802 thousand pesos for the lost demand, plus the amount resulting from concept of interests, surcharges and updates, with which it is presumed that the case was lost.