The News
The News
Friday 04 of December 2020

SCJN Denies Granier a Second Amparo


A banner that reads
A banner that reads "Granier, give back what you stole" hangs from a bridge in Villahermosa,photo: Cuartoscuro/Marco Polo Guzmán
Tabasco governor Rafael Granier Melo expected to receive certification for his tax returns for January 2012 which provided grounds for the charges of tax fraud

The First Chamber of the Criminal Division of the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJN) will repeal a second amparo (Mexican constitutional legal process that protects citizens and their basic rights) to former Tabasco governor Rafael Granier Melo who intended to have his July tax statements certified and mended by the Tax Administration Service (SAT).

Last week, the chamber repealed the first amparo through which Granier expected to receive certification for his tax returns for January 2012, which provided grounds for the charges of tax fraud for 2,156,489 pesos ($115,000).

Granier’s defense stated that his client’s intentions are not to challenge any verification capacities, but to fight a negative imputed resolution based on the lack of response to the certification and amends of his tax statements as part of his rights as a tax payer.