Former Guanacaste Mayor Collected Salary and Bonuses While Earning Pension

Nandayure,Guanacaste municipal offices.
QCOSTAIRCA by Henry Morales, Vozdeguanacaste.com – On May 1, Carlos Arias Chavez’s term as mayor of the Municipality of Nandayure ended. However, he is not free from the municipality yet because he is now facing a lawsuit for alleged illicit enrichment.
According to the municipal auditor, Gilberto Hernandez, Arias collected a salary as mayor at the same time as having a pension due to retirement from the National Teaching, which would violate Article 20 of the Municipal Code. That article explains that if the mayor qualifies for a pension and does not give up that pension, he or she can only receive 50% of the total salary for expenses of representation.
Arias served as mayor during the 2010-2016 period and received an approximate salary of

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