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Mexico: COFECE files criminal charges over bid-rigging in health sector

 |  February 21, 2017

Mexico’s General Prosecution (PGR) was presented last week with a historic charge by the Federal Commission for Economic Competition (COFECE) – the first instance of criminal charges filed over monopolistic practices, which affected he purchase of various public sector institutions.

The charges state that the illegal sale procedure implied “serious damage to the Healthcare sector, as the resources acquired directly affect the services provided by the State to the general population.”

The agency added that they have collected evidence of collusion between several bidders for public contracts in the health sector allocated between 2009 and 2015, affecting the acquisition of resources for various public health institutions worth over $1.2 billion pesos.

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