The Judicial Branch in Nicaragua applies detention to money laundering suspects – Prensa Latina

This judicial decision aims to conduct an investigation against him, and requires a warrant from the judicial authority.

Judge Gloria Saavedra decided on Saturday 29 to accept the request for an extension to 90 days from the deadline for the investigation of the accused Walter Antonio Gomez and Marco Antonio Flets, within the framework of the case that the Public Prosecution Office (Prosecutor’s Office) opened from Day 21 against the Violetta Barrios de Chamorro Foundation.

Gomez held the position of director and Fletes as an accountant in the aforementioned NGO, whose positions were discontinued on February 5 by the personal decision of his representative, Christiana Chamarro, the main official involved in the money laundering, property and assets case against him. State and society in Nicaragua, according to the Attorney General’s office.

The press release added that the defendants, Gomez and Felitis, were transferred on Saturday to the courts of Managua, and placed by order of the 10th Criminal Court, for a special hearing on the protection of constitutional guarantees.

Jean-Delan Rivas, the prosecutor for Judge Saavedra, said that because of the seriousness of the crimes reported, there is a possibility that the accused could evade justice and impede the investigation.

He pointed out that such crimes, laundering of money, property and assets, are considered an organized crime.

For this reason, the public prosecutor requested an extension of the investigation and judicial detention period to 90 days, in accordance with Article 253 bis of Law 1060, Reform and Addition to the Criminal Procedure Law, which the National Assembly approved on February 2 the previous one. (Parliament).

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Chamorro, a presidential candidate who lacks a political party acting as an electoral method, decided on February 5 to close the operations of the aforementioned institution as a way of non-compliance with the principles of the Foreign Agents Regulation Act, which was passed by the National Assembly on October 15 last year.

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