Attorney General cites complicity with crime in Chamber of Accounts

The Attorney General Office says investigations are advancing to prove the Chamber of Accounts complicity in crimes of administrative corruption. The Chamber of Accounts is the government body in charge of auditing government transactions. The public prosecutors issued a release explaining ongoing investigations against members of the state’s oversight body for obstruction of justice.

Hugo Francisco Álvarez Pérez heads the investigations for the state prosecutors. He points out they are seeing evidence of the commission of crimes such as association of criminals, falsification of documents, a coalition of officials, complicity in fraud against the state and money laundering.

“The investigations have established that in the Chamber of Accounts, multiple audits were altered to benefit ex-officials of government entities that were being examined,” informed the Attorney General’s Office in a statement.

The investigations are under the Attorney General Office and the Specialized Prosecutor for the Prosecution of Administrative Corruption (Pepca), led by prosecutors Yeni Berenice Reynoso and Wilson Camacho. The investigations cover all members of the Chamber of Accounts, as well as officials from other areas of this institution that controls the use of public funds.

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11 January 2021