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Nicaraguan Tax Collector Resigns Following Fraud, Corruption Probe

LADB Article ID: 53845
Category/Department: Nicaragua
Date: 2000-06-15
By: LADB Staff

After months of exposes and accusations, an auditors' report blamed embattled Nicaraguan tax collector Byron Jerez for questionable expenditures and mysterious checks in a scandal known popularly as the "checazo." Jerez resigned, but that did not silence critics who said the auditors' report, issued by the comptroller general's office (Contraloria General de la Republica, CGR), was an attempt to whitewash the administration and was no more than a sop thrown to donor countries who are demanding that President Arnoldo Aleman clean up his administration. T

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