They are accused of committing illegal enrichment and money laundering offenses during the administration of Mauricio Funes Cartagena (2009-2014).
The second judge of the San Salvador Peace Court today ordered the imprisonment of five former FMLN officers, while the judicial investigation against them reaches its climax.
Former officials during the government of former President Mauricio Funes (2009-2014) were all Violeta Menzier, Carlos Cozares, Erlinda Handel, Calico Mejia and Hugo Flores Hidalgo.
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Those accused of committing illegal enrichment and money laundering offenses during the administration of Mauricio Funes Cartagena (2009-2014). Their capture took place during the “Operation Fraud” on the 22nd of this month. The investigation began in 2019.
According to the prosecutor’s office, Violeta Menzover 7 would have received $ 177,000; Carlos Cozares $ 210 thousand; Calico Magic 8 208 thousand; Hugo Flores $ 174 thousand; $ 162 thousand by Erlinda Hunt; All funds were awarded as a bonus.
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In addition, it was revealed that in addition to the bonus, there is an annual bonus and those who retire from their duties are empowered to receive financial compensation as a pension bonus.
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From the moment of arrest, FMLN leaders have questioned the procedures of the police officers and the prosecutor’s office in connection with the arrest of former officers of their party. They described the actions as arbitrary and said the detainees were political prisoners of the Naib Bukhale government and demanded their immediate release.
The Office of the Attorney General on Wednesday ordered an international search and arrest of former President Salvador Sanchez Seron (2014-2019) and four former officials with the help of Interpol over corruption allegations, the state prosecutor’s office said.
Marcela Velasquez, head of the Anti-Money Laundering Unit, pointed out that the decision was made by the second judge of the San Salvador Peace, which sent Sanchez to the trial stage on charges of illegal enrichment and money laundering against Seron. And nine former officers.
“The judge has decided to set up Interpol and make it available to competent courts,” he told reporters.
According to the prosecutor’s office, when Sanchez Serார்n was vice president (2009-2014) he received an irregular bonus of $ 530,000, and the country was ruled by Mauricio Funes.
Former FMLN guerrilla commander Sanchez Seron is expected to leave Nicaragua by the end of 2020, security officials say.
Other former officials on the international arrest warrant are Jose Lopez Jures, former chairman of the Ports Authority (SEBA) and former private secretary to President Manuel Melker and former public and environment ministers Gerson Martinez and Lena Paul, respectively.