A team of 40 lawyers came to Congress and looked for documents to check if there were any unpaid persons. Legislator Mario Ponce said he had tried to “clean the house” but had run “in the interests of other parties.”
The Ministry of Public Works said yesterday that a team of 40 lawyers from the Anti-Corruption and Penalty Division of the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) raided the Assembly facilities as part of an investigation into alleged illegal locations.
The State Attorney’s Office said the tax investigation was created because of allegations that there were posts appearing to be those state member employees, but that it only collects salaries, and that it also spreads to individuals who recognized those positions.
German Ariasa, head of the anti-corruption unit of the attorney general’s office, explained that the test involved human resource management and financial management. The search was ordered by the Fifth Court of Peace in San Salvador, which authorized the practice.
“At this stage there are a variety of clear elements that allow us to seek recognition from the Justice of the Peace to make this record, some documentaries and certification procedures are attached, and they have allowed us to recognize and therefore we are fulfilling it,” Arias said.
During the investigation, they wanted to confiscate documents and computer equipment that would allow the FGR to obtain evidence during the investigation, Arias said.
With the court order, the so-called “haunted places” have 3 days to confiscate documents that they consider important.
“We are at an early stage and we are going to gather all the information that will help to effectively establish whether there are people who are hired in this company and who are not doing their job activities as required by law,” Arias said.
The head of the anti-corruption unit said the financial investigation “determines the possibility of establishing the possible existence of a crime and establishing certain types of liability for who or who participated in the same investigation with different abilities.” Attorney’s Office.
Through the investigation, the prosecutor’s office is investigating whether those responsible for recognizing the illegal locations committed fraud (acquisition of state resources) and arbitrary acts.
In addition to attorneys, computer technicians also participate in the registry, verifying the employment of staff working on different fronts in both areas.
The prosecutor’s office’s order comes after the legislature condemned the Workers’ Union (Citral) for having more than 1,200 haunted places in the legislature.
On Monday, Attorney General Raul Melara said an investigation had already been launched into whether there could be irregular positions in the legislature, and that they were “taking very seriously” everything that affects the state.
“From the moment we learned that there were irregularities in the allocation of ghost seats in the legislature, we opened the file related to it, and an investigation is already underway. The truth can be found, “said Melara.
“We are going to collect all the information that will allow us to establish whether there are people who are effectively hired in this company and who are not doing their job activities as required by law,” Arias explained.
The tax investigation “determines the possibility of establishing the possible existence of a crime and who or what may have participated in the same investigation with different abilities, and therefore establish some kind of liability,” Arias said.
Currently, the Attorney General’s Office is investigating whether those responsible for recognizing “haunted places” have committed fraud (acquisition of state resources) and arbitrary acts.
Bones denounces interests that prevented him from “cleaning the house.”
After the union’s complaints last week, Congress leader Mario Ponce explained that when he took over the administration of the legislature, he saw that many positions had already been filled in previous administrations. He said he tried to “clean the house” but could not “because of the interests of other parties”.
He would have introduced a voluntary pension order, in which he would pay compensation of up to 000 35,000, saying, “All those who do not work for the company or are on overtime leave. How many people do you think applied for that order? Only 14 do not want to go.” He also said that the leader, Norman Guijano of the Arena, had left him “in a complicated situation”.
There are 2,400 seats in the legislature, of which about 1,100 are reserved for political parties.
On March 12, he said that when he took over as Speaker of the Legislature, as well as when Norman Guizano took office as President, the two found a large number of positions that had been transferred from contracts to the payroll.
The term of office of Gina’s Vice President Guillermo Gallicos as Speaker of the Legislature from 2015 to 2018 was noted by the Speaker of the Legislature during the last one and a half years.
Mario Bones took office in the second half of the current legislature. For the first year and a half, Congress was chaired by Vice President Norman Guizano of the Arena, who received the right of Parliament from Vice Calico, who ended his term in April 2018.