Appellate Court ratifies sanction against engineer who granted illegal use permit in Bahia Jobos

Appellate Court ratifies sanction against engineer who granted illegal use permit in Bahia Jobos

The Court of Appeals upheld on Friday the determination of the Planning Board (JP) to suspend for two years and impose a fine of $25,000 on the engineer Angel Rodriguez Sanchez for the approval of a use permit on protected lands of the Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, in Salinas.

“We confirm the resolution issued and notified on December 22, 2023 by the Planning Board“, reads the 16-page determination, signed by the secretary of the Court of Appeals, Lilia M. Oquendo.

According to an investigation by the JP, in September 2019, Rodriguez Sanchez issued, “without the power to do so and against current laws and regulations,” a use permit for a name change and residential use in favor of Miguel Flores Torres, despite the fact that the land in question was located in an area declared a nature reserve.

The JP also concluded that the deed presented by Flores Torres to evidence the ownership of the land lacked several pages, “which raised doubts about the ownership of the land.”

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