The State Prosecutor’s Office asked the National Court of Justice to set the time and date to file charges against the former vice-president, María Alejandra Vicuña, for the alleged crime of concussion.
On the afternoon of December 12, the State Attorney in charge, Ruth Palacios, made theformal request to the National Court against Vicuña, who is accused of beingthe beneficiary of undue charges to ex-advisors when she was a legislator inthe 2011-2013 period.
The Comprehensive Criminal Code defines the offense of concussion when public servants request fees or undue contributions. Meanwhile, the former legislative officer Ángel Sagbay and the former vice presidential candidate of the Republic, Andrés Páez, delivered a version this afternoon in the Office of the Prosecutor.
Sagbay, who before a notary denounced that Vicuña demanded monthly payments to keep his position as an advisor to her, avoided talking to the press. “The version is reserved, I hope you excuse me”, is the only thing he said and did not answer the questions of journalists.
While Paéz, in his capacity as a informer, was confirmed that there was collection of the so-called tithes, and revealed that he has documents that show that while the former staff was in various positions there was a possible influence peddling, as he said there would be 27 relatives of Vicuña occupying public positions.
“Thereare people who are in the public sector violating Article 228 of the Constitution of the Republic,” he said, indicating that he has collected evidence that shows that in this group of people there are “mostlycousins, nephews, uncles and two brothers from Vicuña who He also has a job inthe public sector, “he said.
After noting that the father of the former president has a double public office, he said that seven new relatives have appeared, including the general manager of the Hospital del Guasmo, which is a premium; Fabricio Rivas Vicuña, in Celec; Mery Vicuña Trelles, in the Ministry of Education, among others. (I)