Danilo Medina has privileged jurisdiction; Parlacen would need to clear investigating the former President

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The top story in local media on 28 April 2021 is that of Operation Coral, a military-police corruption ring. Prosecutors accuse the former security corps aide of former President Danilo Medina of profiteering by taking a cut of wages and payments made to numerous lower rank military and police. A court will decide on preventive custody in the case on Wednesday, 28 April 2021. Operation Coral follows two other major investigations into past government corruption – Operation Anti-Octopus and Operation Snail.



In the Operation Coral file, the prosecutors specifically state that the actions were of the former President’s awareness. Yet, N Digital reports that for former President Danilo Medina to be tried regarding his ties to the serious investigations into corruption in his government (2012-2020), the Central American Parliament (Parlacen) first needs to act and remove his...

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DR needs to leave Parlacen , what is it for, what good and benefit does it bring to the DR? It's not like Parlacen is similar to European Union parliament that enacts laws and regulations that affect all EU member countries. Parlacen is a joke, and the DR shall leave it, and then prosecute whom it needs to prosecute.
 
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NanSanPedro

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DR needs to leave Parlacen , what is it for, what good and benefit does it bring to the DR? It's not like Parlacen is similar to European Union parliament that enacts laws and regulations that affect all EU member countries. Parlacen is a joke, and the DR shall leave it, and then prosecute whom it needs to prosecute.

Don't understand Parlacen at all. What if the DR just says eff it and prosecutes him anyways? What would the ramifications be?
 

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Parlacen official has issue a clear understanding there will be no such protection for Medina if courts charge him with corruption. The statement made to a local journalist, made clear, it doesn’t provide immunity of prosecution for corruption acts in public office in any event.
 
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