Cuba Prov. Gov. Resigns in Corruption Case

Street in Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus Province

HAVANA TIMES, April 3 — At least two government officials in the central province of Sancti Spíritus will be tried for abuse of power and embezzlement of state resources, which made Diana María Companioni resign from her post as president of the province’s government, reported IPS.

While not directly implicated, Companioni resigned after accepting her “responsibility in not paying attention to warnings” as well as “a lack of vigilance, requirements and controls.”

AFP notes that the announcement comes a week after a Havana prosecutor asked for a 15 year sentence for Alejandro Roca, former minister of Basic Industries, accused of bribery and other criminal acts.