The accusation was presented this afternoon in the Fifth Court of Peace in San Salvador. Arriaza Chicas, who resigned from his position as Vice Minister of Security, is accused of not taking the Minister of Finance, Alejandro Zelaya, to the Legislative Assembly as a matter of urgency.
The Attorney General’s Office (FGR) criminally charged the director of the National Civil Police (PNC), Mauricio Arriaza Chicas, for the crime of breach of duties.
The accusation was presented this afternoon in the Fifth Court of Peace of San Salvador, by the Unit of crimes related to the Life of the fiscal office of San Salvador.
The director of the Police, who last week unexpectedly resigned from his position as Vice Minister of Security, was accused in the Fifth Court of Peace, of San Salvador, for failing to bring the Minister of Finance, Alejandro Zelaya, to the Legislative Assembly under pressure .
The director of the Police, who last week unexpectedly resigned from his post as Vice Minister of Security, is accused of failing to bring the Minister of Finance, Alejandro Zelaya, to the Legislative Assembly.
“On September 30 of this year, the Legislative Assembly’s Special Commission that studies the use of funds by the Covid-19 Pandemic summoned the Minister of Finance, Alejandro Zelaya, for the fourth time to explain the use of said monies. By not showing up, the director of the Police was ordered to bring the official under pressure, a mandate that he fails to comply with, ”reported the Prosecutor’s Office.
The prosecutor in the case reported that the crime for which the director of the Police is accused has a penalty of between 4 to 6 years and the disqualification from the exercise of his position if he is found guilty.
Last week, during the defense intervention from the Police Director In the plenary of violation in the Legislative Assembly, one of the lawyers unexpectedly announced that Arriaza Chicas had already resigned as Vice Minister of Security, so that the vote in plenary to dismiss him no longer proceeded.
Following this notification, President Nayib Bukele announced on his Twitter account that Arriaza Chicas submitted his resignation on Monday, and that it was already published in the Official Gazette. “The Assembly cannot remove the jurisdiction or remove from office someone who is no longer vice minister,” he said.
After learning that the official had stripped himself of constitutional lawlessness through his resignation from the ad honorem position of Vice Minister of Security; the deputies issued a resolution addressed to the Attorney General, Raúl Melara, to investigate the commission of new crimes.
The Assembly also notified the Professional Investigation Section of the Supreme Court of Justice of the performance of the five defense attorneys for the director of the PNC.
CRIMES ATTRIBUTABLE TO ARRIAZA GIRLS DUE TO RESIGNATION
Art. 306 of the Penal Code
“Whoever, in the course of a criminal proceeding or immediately before it begins, artificially alters the state of the places or the position or condition of the people, things or corpses in order to deceive in the act of inspection or judicial reconstruction, or suppress or alter in whole or in part what will prove the reality or truth of what is intended to be known, investigated or proven, to mislead a judicial action or decision or that of the Attorney General’s Office, he will be punished with a prison term of two to ten years ”.
“Breach of Duties”
Art. 321 of the Penal Code
“The civil servant or public employee, agent of authority or the person in charge of a public service that illegally omits, refuses to do or delays any act of his function, will be sanctioned with imprisonment of four to six years and special disqualification for the performance of the position same period. When the breach of duty gives rise to a criminal act, or is the reason for another, the sanction will be increased by one third of the established maximum and disqualification from the position for the same period ”.