According to Mexicanos Contra la Corrupción, (Mexicans Against Corruption), Pavlovich is implicated in the diversion of $140 million pesos to the PRI
Claudia Pavlovich, who this Monday was appointed consul in Barcelona, is involved in “Operation Sapphire”; MCCI identified millionaire transfers of public funds from her government to a network of six ghost companies allegedly used to triangulate funds for electoral campaigns.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador appointed Claudia Pavlovich, former governor of Sonora, as consul of Mexico in Barcelona, in whose management $140 million pesos were allegedly diverted to a network of “front” companies used in the PRI’s Operation Sapphire.
Documents obtained by Mexicanos Contra la Corrupción (Mexicans Against Corruption) and Impunity (MCCI) confirm that in 2016 the Pavlovich government transferred the following amounts of public resources to companies linked to each other, which the SAT has officially identified as operating simulators or “ghost companies” (Empresas Fantasma as they’re known in Mexico):
Pavlovich note table
Those six companies, to which the Pavlovich government transferred public funds, were part of an alleged illegal financing scheme for PRI electoral campaigns, known as Operación Safiro.
In November 2018, an MCCI investigation revealed that authorities from seven states had participated in Operation Sapphire with the diversion of 650 million pesos to this network of “ghost companies”.