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The Judicial Council suspended judge Juan Francisco Rodríguez Consoró for four months with pay for serious faults. The judge was assigned to the Ninth Court of Instruction under the Judicial Office of Permanent Attention Services of the National District. An ongoing investigation by the judicial inspector department of the Supreme Court of Justice and now the Public Prosecutor’s Office (Pepca) is moving forward.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office said it has received the case and is following through with a criminal investigation against the judge. The investigation by Judicial Branch inspectors began several months ago. The judge would be subject to disciplinary action by the Judicial Branch.

Judge Rodriguez Consoró made front page newspaper headlines when he dismissed from all responsibility the accused in the irregular sale of government land in the Los...

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