A special report from Somos Buenos (TN) revealed that within the La Plata Racecourse, which depends on the Institute of Lottery and Casinos – which until last year was under the orbit of Martín Insaurralde and now depends on those close to the mayor of La Plata Julio Alak – Funds disguised as “overtime” from people who were not employees of the place would have been diverted.
“There would be a scheme similar to that of the Chocolate case. In this case, the alleged diversion of funds was done through overtime,” revealed journalist Josefina López Mackenzie.
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In this way, employees appeared with overtime settled in their name, with an approximate sum of between $70 thousand and $80 thousand per month. In total, it is suspected that $1 million per month was diverted.
According to the official forms of the La Plata Racecourse that TN was able to access, it is estimated that this type of liquidation began to take place around May 2022 until the end of 2023.
“The majority of ghost employees, in reality, belong to the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of the Province of Buenos Aires. Therefore, it is believed that this deviation would be linked to politics,” added the journalist on TN air.
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Furthermore, as he explained, this occurs in a complex context within the La Plata racecourse, since many dates were canceled due to the poor conditions of the place and due to several complaints from employees who alluded that they did not receive what they owed.
“This complaint is in court, but it is still very recent,” they indicated in Somos Buenos, and clarified that for this reason there are very few details and it is known about where these funds would actually go.