Coercive collection of debts helps the State to withhold funds and confiscate assets
The auction of a house began with USD 158 000. With the sale of the property, part of the debt of USD 240 000 owed by Jose Asan to the retirement funds of a public agency would be covered.
He was an official of the agency for 16 years, but in February 2004 he was removed from office. Three months before his departure, he took a loan for $ 130,000, but could barely pay the installments for a year.
He then stopped paying and the institution ordered the coercive collection. This way, it could repossess the property and initiate proceedings to auction it.
The same happened with other four former officials of that agency. All of them were demanded to pay through coercive collection and their assets were embargoed permanently.