The new lawyers of former President Abdala Bucaram Ortiz will prepare a letter to the National Court of Justice (CNJ) to apply for the same legal treatment applied to the former vice president Alberto Dahik.
Two days ago, the judge of the CNJ, Lucy Blacio, did not accept the appeal requested by attorney general, Galo Chiriboga, and ordered the filing of the case for embezzlement against Dahik.
Now, the son of the former president, Assembly member Abdala (AKA Dalo) Bucaram Pulley, opened the way for the filing of the causes of embezzlement against his father for the school backpack and reserved expenses cases.
“They are identical cases on criminal procedure because both are treated with the current legislation of Criminal Code of 83”, said Bucaram. That’s why, he said, with the judgment of the CNJ will be admitted that both cases are not inalienable, as right now for embezzlement.
In 2005, with the judgment of Castro, who headed the so-call “Pichicorte”, Bucaram returned home for a few days. But after that the judgment was void, he returned to Panama, where he is self-exiled since 1997.
Bucaram is sending a letter in 15 days, based on the proceedings toward Dahik (Blacio’s resolution attached) declaring the validity of the pronouncements of nullity issued for his father.