The judgment of the Bribes 2012-2016 case , issued on April 7 against 20 prosecuted for the crime of aggravated bribery, was modified yesterday by the criminal court composed of judges David Jacho (rapporteur), Dilza Muñoz and Wilman Terán.
The hearing lasted around four hours 10 minutes in which the court orally announced its resolution on the appeals to the sentence presented by the 20 defendants and that of the State Attorney General, Íñigo Salvador, as private prosecutor.
After exposing the evidentiary elements of each of the sentenced to argue the oral resolution, the judge, David Jacho, announced that 16 appeals were rejected, and those of the former legal secretary of the Presidency, Alexis M .; the former minister Walter S., the businessman Alberto H., the former presidential assistant Laura T. and that of the State Attorney General were partially accepted.
The changes in the sentence
For Alexis M. and Walter S. they were accepted to reduce the loss of citizen rights of 25 years
, as established in the initial sentence, to eight years, which is the time of the sentence of deprivation of liberty they received .
This benefit also reaches all those sentenced, that is, they lose their rights, for the time of the sentence that was imposed on them.
In turn, for businessman Alberto H., who was sentenced to eight years in prison as a direct author, the sentence is reduced to 32 months, because he becomes an accomplice.
For Laura T., who for being an effective cooperator was sentenced to 19 months and six days in prison as an accomplice, her sentence was reduced to three months and six days.
While in the case of the Prosecutor’s appeal, the appeal was partially accepted and the court ordered that each of the authors and co-authors pay $ 778,224.01 and $ 368,632.43 as accomplices.
Except for Laura T. and Alberto H. , for the remaining 18 convicts, the prison sentence remains as ordered on April 7 by the Trial Court.
This is: guilty of aggravated bribery, as mediated perpetrators, to former President Rafael C. and former Vice President Jorge G., for which they were sentenced to eight years in prison.
The same sentence, but as co-authors, is maintained for Alexis M. , the former ministers Vinicio A., María de los Ángeles D. and Walter S. In addition, the assemblywoman for the Citizen Revolution Viviana B. and former legislator Christian V. , of Alianza PAIS.
Likewise, but as direct authors, the businessmen are sentenced to eight years in prison: Édgar S., Víctor F., Ramiro G., William Ph. C., Rafael Leonardo C., Teodoro C., Pedro V., Mateo Ch. And Bolívar S.
For the former presidential adviser Pamela M., despite being declared a co-author, for her effective collaboration she was imposed 38 months and 12 days in prison, which is maintained.
Those who are dissatisfied with the resolution may request an appeal . (I)