Chief Prosecutor calls for corruption probe of lawmaker

19 Aug 2019 admin

first_imgNo related posts. Costa Rican Chief Prosecutor Jorge Chavarría ordered Wednesday evening a raid at the office of Presidency Minister Carlos Ricardo Benavides, whose computer was confiscated in an ongoing investigation of alleged influence peddling.Officials are looking for information on a request sent by Social Christian Unity Party lawmaker Walter Céspedes, who allegedly asked Benavides for jobs for a friend and two nieces.Céspedes said the minister “neither responded to the email or helped him get the jobs,” but at least one of his nieces was hired as a janitor at the Education Ministry, the daily La Nación reported.A second investigation is being carried out by the Attorney General’s Office for an alleged violation of the Law Against Illicit Enrichment and Corruption.In Costa Rica influence peddling is a crime punishable by 2-5 years in prison. Facebook Commentslast_img

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