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Who is Raymundo Collins?

Raymundo Collins Flores was director of the Mexico City Housing Institute under former head of government Miguel Ángel Mancera, and has held various public positions in three administrations of the Government of Mexico City.

He was a civil servant during the administrations of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Marcelo Ebrard and Miguel Ángel Mancera.

Collins Flores studied Naval Mechanical Engineering at the Escuela Nautica Mercante.

During Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s administration in the capital, in 2002, Collins Flores was undersecretary of the SSP and was in charge of coordinating operations.

SEE MORE: Raymundo Collins’ home is searched in Tequesquitengo

During the administration of Marcelo Ebrard, he was in charge of the Central de Abasto of Mexico City.

In 2012, the then head of government Miguel Ángel Mancera appointed him as director of the Housing Institute.

In July 2018, after Hiram Almeida resigned from his post as Secretary of Public Security, Raymundo Collins was appointed head of the capital’s agency by the then head of Government, José Ramón Amieva, and remained in office until the end of the six-year term in December of that same year.

Arrest warrant

On January 3, 2020, the Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum, reported on an arrest warrant against Raymundo Collins for a millionaire diversion when he was head of the Housing Institute in the last administration.

On January 14, it was reported that Collins Flores was wanted in more than 200 countries, after the Attorney General’s Office of Mexico City asked Interpol to issue the red card for his location.

On September 8, a judge in Mexico City released an arrest warrant against Raymundo Collins, former head of the Housing Institute and the Capital Police.

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The former official is charged with the crime of illegal use of powers and powers, which is punishable by a maximum penalty of between three months and two years in prison, as well as a fine of 500 to 1,000 days of minimum wage.

On the other hand, the capital’s Prosecutor’s Office initiated judicial file 012/0283/2020-OA against Collins and other former officials for alleged irregularities during their tenure at Invi, which caused injury to the Public Service of Mexico City.

On the morning of this Friday, the capital prosecutor’s office and the Attorney General’s office of the state of Morelos executed a search warrant at a home of Raymundo Collins, located in the town of Tequesquitengo, belonging to the municipality of Jojutla, where they seized 41 classic cars, three aquamotos, an ATV, a motorcycle and a boat.