Mexico Phone Regulator Approves Friends’ Contracts, Reuters Says

Mexico’s top phone regulator approved contracts totaling $200,000 to businesses run by two friends, one of whom lobbies on behalf of telecommunications companies, Reuters reported.

There is no evidence that Mony de Swaan, president of the Federal Telecommunications Commission, benefited financially from the contracts, which were for public relations and legal work, Reuters said today. Mexican law says officials should recuse themselves from decisions in which they have personal interest, the news agency said.

De Swaan told Reuters he has done nothing wrong, the news agency said. He didn’t immediately reply to an e-mail from Bloomberg seeking comment.

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