Former director of the PDI appeared at the police station to serve preventive detention | National

The former director general of the PDI, Hector Espinosa, appeared this Friday night at the headquarters of the Tactical Brigade of the institution in Santiago, to fulfill the preventive detention that governs him.

Espinosa appeared at the institutional building at around 10:00 p.m. on Friday, after which the Court issued his admission order to serve preventive detention, after being formalized this Friday for the crimes of embezzlement of public funds and money laundering .

According to the investigation carried out by the regional prosecutor of Magallanes, Eugenio Campos, Espinosa -between June 2015 and March 2017- it appropriated 146 million pesos of reserved expenses destined for the institution.

This is in addition to what was recognized by the former deputy commissioner and former right hand of the former director of the PDI, Eduardo Villablanca, who declared that he made a series of cash deposits in the bank accounts of Espinosa and his spouse.

Thus, the magistrate of the seventh Guarantee Court of Santiago, Carla Capello, decreed the precautionary measure of preventive detention on Héctor Espinosa, considering him a danger to the security of society.


His spouse, María Magdalena Neira, was formalized for the crime of money laundering, and must comply with the precautionary night house arrest.

While Villablanca, formalized as an accomplice in the crime of embezzlement of public resources and money laundering as the author, was left with total house arrest.

The State Defense Council – another of the plaintiffs – through lawyer Daniel Martorell, accused that the appropriation is greater than the 146 million pesos set by the Public Ministry.

Espinosa will serve his confinement in the Tactical Reaction Brigade of the Investigations Police in Cerrillos and the investigation was prolonged for another four months.

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