Prosecutors ask for four more months to prepare Coral corruption case

The Specialized Prosecutor’s Office for the Prosecution of Administrative Corruption (Pepca) requested the First Court of Instruction of the National District extend the preparation period for the presenting of the formal accusation against those in preventive custody in the so-called Coral Case. The Coral case involves the former security chief of former President Danilo Medina, Adán Cáceres, Pastor Rossy Guzmán and other persons who are accused of illicit enrichment among other crimes.

The request of the Public Prosecutor’s Office establishes that as the investigations advanced the case has become more complex and that is the reason for the request for four more months of preparation time.

The first accused, in addition to Cáceres and Guzmán, are police corporal Tanner Antonio Flete Guzmán, police colonel Rafael Núñez de Aza, and Navy sergeant Alejandro José Montero Cruz. These are awaiting trial in Najayo jail.

Judge Raymundo Mejía needs to decide whether or not to accept the petition signed by the deputy prosecutors, Yeni Berenice and Wilson Camacho.

According to the investigations carried out by the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office for the Prosecution of Administrative Corruption (Pepca), when in 2012, former President Danilo Medina came to power, his chief of security Caceres Silvestre created a military, police, social and religious network to divert funds from the Presidential Security Corps (Cusep) and the Specialized Tourism Security Corps (Cestur).

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11 January 2022