The comptroller responsible for overseeing Colombian infrastructure issued a warning to director of Civil Aeronautics over potentially fraudulent documents in an inspection contract, Colombian media reported Wednesday.
Regional comptroller for Infrastructure and Telecommunications Nelson Izaciga announced that a warning had been issued to Santiago Castro, director of the body. The warning regards potentially fraudulent documents produced in the selection process for an inspection contract that would oversee the functioning of five airports.
According to Isaziga, the Civil Aeronautics division had plans to award an inspection contract for five of the country’s airports to the Central Airport Inspection Consortium.
The claim under investigation is that the company had, during the selection process, falsified the documents proving they had the requisite experience for this position.
“The documents and the proof that are in control of the comptroller show possible indications, very serious indications, and serious evidence that compromise the documents that served for experience,” said Izaciga, according to a report by Caracol Radio.
Castro promised that a decision would be made by Thursday, saying: “What we are investigating is the truthfulness of some of the documents that were given and whether they coincide with the real documents. The decision will be taken at the end of the afternoon or tomorrow, we are hoping that all of the evidence will be firmly in place.”
He added that the process of assigning the contract was mainly completed last year, before his administration, and that he was originally charged only with the final commencement of the contract.