Andres Bautista defense accuses prosecutor of filing a weak case

Andrés Bautista / Listín Diario

The defense of former senator Andrés Bautista accused Attorney General Jean Alain Rodríguez of a media campaign to pressure Judge Francisco Ortega Polanco to send his defendant to trial based on a weak case so that he can “wash his hands like Pontius Pilate, saying he did his part.“ He said the prosecutor knows the case will fall through.

The state prosecutors accuse Bautista of being incidental in the approval of the initial financing for the Northwest Aqueduct by overseeing the passing of a loan for US$129 million, and a complementary loan for US$32.67 million on the same day on 20 March 2002. And on 30 August 2005, with Bautista presiding the Senate, of the unanimous approval of financing for the expansion of the aqueduct of the Northwest for US$89.9 million.

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13 February 2019

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