Prosecutor removes assets from Munguía Payés valued at more than $400,000
It consists of housing and land, as well as a bank account of over $42,000. This comes in response to a request made by the Public Prosecutor’s Office to the court last June.
The tax authorities confiscated from the former Secretary of Defense and Security, David Mongoya Pais, two properties worth more than $400,000, as well as a bank account of more than $42,000.
The Office of the Prosecutor General of the Republic reported that the legal action had already been taken through the Specialized Unit for Domain Extinction, and this is in line with the judicial process of the former official of the governments of Mauricio Funes and Salvador Sánchez Serene.
“Through the Specialized Domain Confiscation Unit, FGR_SV has achieved two properties, one worth $300,000 and the other $116K, in addition to a bank account worth $42,316.03,” the attorney general’s office wrote on its official Twitter account.
In the information posted on Twitter, she does not give more details of the properties taken from Munguía Payés, but she does upload photos of a house and a plot of land.
This intervention is in response to Application filed by the Prosecutor’s Office on June 11, to interfere with the property of Mongoya País and his family group, as he asserts that this property has been illegally acquired.
Mongoya Pais is accused of money laundering and other matters related to corruption. In October 2020, the confiscation of the domain was applied to eight other properties of the former minister located in San Salvador and La Libertad, including farms, vehicles and at least ten financial products such as bank accounts and term deposits, among other things whose global value exceeds $4.6 million.
Mongoya Pais is accused of negotiating with gangs to reduce murders in exchange for imprisonment and economic benefits for the leaders of these criminal groups when he was Minister of Public Security in Funes’ government.
He is also being tried for offenses in exchanging a batch of abandoned weapons from the Ministry of Defense in exchange for two shells to a company dedicated to selling weapons. Mongoya País is under house arrest.