The prosecutor’s office presents the alleged evidence in El Salvador

In this operation, 10 former officials in the government of former President Mauricio Funes (2009-2014) are accused of seizing public funds in the amount of two million and 673 thousand dollars.

The operation, which was criticized by opposition sectors, is being carried out in the Third Educational Court of San Salvador, and former officials are being investigated for the crime of money laundering and illicit enrichment, in what is estimated to be part of the anti-corruption campaign that has been launched. By the government, which mostly focuses on opponents.

The defendants are former Minister of Health Violeta Menjivar, former Finance Minister Juan Ramon Carlos Enrique Cáceres Chavez, former Labor Minister Calixto Mejía Hernández, former Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Hugo Alexandre Flores, and former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Technology Erlinda Handal Vega.

Prosecutors point to the embezzlement of public funds in the period from 2009 to 2014, when the Legislature approved $80.8 million for a period of five years, a figure that ended with $351 million transferred from funds provided by the Minister of Finance, without proper permission from the state. Legislative.

According to complaints, the trials are part of political persecution, and there is no conclusive, verifiable evidence to point or convict a person.

They are summary trials, for political purposes, as FMLN presidential candidate Manuel “El Chino” Flores said today.

Those absent or fleeing are former President Salvador Sánchez Cerén, Manuel Orlando Quinteros, former Minister of Public Works, Lina Dolores Paul, former Minister of Environment, José Guillermo Belarmino López, former Minister of Agriculture, and José Manuel Melgar, former Minister of Agriculture. Justice and public security.

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