This Monday from 09:00 in the National Court of Justice (CNJ for its Spanish acronym), the Attorney General of the State meets to issue a judgement on the preparatory hearing against 20 defendants for their alleged responsibility in the crime of embezzlement in the loan of $ 800,000 for Argentine businessman Gaston Duzac, on behalf of the Cofiec bank, owned by the State.
According to a statement from the institution, the preliminary investigation was closed after the deadlines in the previous Code of Criminal Procedure, from arraignment hearing held on March 24 and two linkages, met on last June 19 and on July 16.
Of the 20 defendants, 16 remain with alternative measures related to custody, such as the prohibition to leave the country and a mandatory regular report to a judge. Another four are under arrest warrant. Three remain at large. Only one, Francisco Endara Francisco, is being detained.
Through a newsletter, Endara defended his innocence and accused two former officials from the Cofiec bank, Patricia S. and Jacqueline J., of being responsible for the alleged irregular delivery of credit to the Argentine.