After Lucy Blacio, Judge of the National Court of Justice (CNJ), did not accept the appeal requested by the Attorney General, Galo Chiriboga, and declared the case against Alberto Dahik, for embezzlement, a mistrial, the case was filed permanently.
Chiriboga appealed the judgement annulled by the then judge of the former Supreme Court, Hernan Ulloa in 2012.
The argument for this judgement was that the process wasn’t authorized by the Legislative Function, as established by the legal and constitutional provisions at the time. Blacio denied the prosecutor’s request to revoke the decision of former judge Ulloa which was under the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1983, which applies in the case; does not allow the appeal on the resolution of nullification.
This case began 17 years ago for the alleged mismanagement of the reserved funds of the vice presidency in the Government of Sixto Duran-Ballen. Dahik, spent more than 16 years self-exiled in Costa Rica.