Court acquits all accused of corruption in Super Tucano case

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From Diario Libre

The Third Collegiate Court of the National District issued this Monday an acquittal sentence in favor of those involved in the case of the Super Tucano airplanes, declaring them not guilty of the crimes of administrative corruption for which they were accused. The full sentence of the Super Tucano case will be released on 12 July 2021.

Former Defense Minister Rafael Peña Antonio, Daniel Aquino Hernández and Ramón Piccini Núñez were accused by the Public Prosecutor’s Office of receiving bribes from the US$3.5 million distributed by Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica (Embraer) to benefit as a supplier of eight Super Tucano airplanes.

When presenting its formal conclusions on 3 May 2022, the Public Prosecutor’s Office asked the court to impose 10 years in prison for Daniel Aquino Hernández, Ramón Piccini Núñez and Peña Antonio for the commission of the crimes...

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Is there anyone shocked at this outcome?

Another in a long long line of status quo justice or injustice depending on your perspective.

Embraer admitted to paying the bribes.........yet no one charged was convicted.

Either the prosecutors are inept (intentionally or unintentionally)............or the system is still broken...........or both.


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Is there anyone shocked at this outcome?

Another in a long long line of status quo justice or injustice depending on your perspective.

Embraer admitted to paying the bribes.........yet no one charged was convicted.

Either the prosecutors are inept (intentionally or unintentionally)............or the system is still broken...........or both.


Respectfully,
Playacaribe2
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El Hijo de Manolo

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Do you really think the outcome will be any different?
I am actually very surprised considering all these fancy operatives (pulpo, Anti pulpo, lambí, oysters Rockefeller, etc) against the corruption of the previous administration. Weren't the planes purchased in the Fernandez administration?
 

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I am actually very surprised considering all these fancy operatives (pulpo, Anti pulpo, lambí, oysters Rockefeller, etc) against the corruption of the previous administration. Weren't the planes purchased in the Fernandez administration?
Yes the planes were purchased in ex-president Fernandez third term. I was surprised when charges were brought up since kick backs and graph aka bribes is the status quo the world over when the government acquires big ticket items.