The owner of Grupo Orosi reported to the OIJ that Mélida Solís offered him a check for ₡500 million in exchange for not appealing the award of a ₡17,000 million contract given to Conavi for the conservation of national roads. He also reported that Solís, the owner of H. Solís, threatened to throw Conavi machinery at him if he did not leave.
Solís was arrested during raids the OIJ carried out on June 14 for alleged acts of corruption in the handling of road works contracts. The file confirms that Grupo Orosi appealed the tender given to H. Solís. It contains interviews with witnesses and informants that show a high probability of something irregular happening.
The Prosecutor’s Office accuses H. Solís and MECO of illicit agreements related to the distribution of millionaire road contracts. It is thought that H. Solís may have let guarantees of participation in maintenance tenders expire so that they could be awarded to another company for a higher amount.