An auditor with the federal tax department (SAT) and two others have been arrested for attempted bribery in the amount of 4.5 million pesos (almost US $240,000).
The arrest was the result of a citizen’s complaint filed directly before the SAT.
The auditor, who worked at the SAT office in Xalapa, Veracruz, and two accomplices demanded the multi-million-peso payment from a taxpayer in exchange for not applying procedural penalties.
The auditor and her accomplices face up to 14 years in prison, dismissal, being barred from holding a similar position in the future and a fine. In a case such as this, where a group of people worked together to obtain the bribe, the sentence can be up to one and a half times greater.
Formal complaints about cases that might be considered abuse or unlawful acts can be made by email to [email protected] or by calling (55) 8852 2222.
Source: El Universal (sp)