After the arrest of the FMLN mayor, his leadership required the Attorney General’s office to also work on government corruption cases
The FGR’s Floating Battalion Command called for support for the charges against the mayors of Zacatecoluca and San Rafael Obraguelo.
Just as quickly as the Prosecutor’s office on Monday proceeded to arrest the mayors of Zacatecoluca, Francisco Salvador Heresi, from the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front; That San Rafael Obraguelo, Rafael Amilcar Aguilar Alvarado; Jana. The FMLN and former MP of the FMLN, Jaime Gilberto Valdes, as well as several councilors, have demanded to act on corruption cases in the current government.
“We hope the prosecutor’s office will act with the same speed,” FMLN Division Vice President Jorge Shafiq Hendal explained at a press conference on Monday.
As the Attorney General Raul Millara said, he announced that to follow up on the arrests, investigations have been conducted since August of last year, and reminded that the Attorney General’s office itself has had several corruption cases for the current government since June 2020..
Hindal said: “To say that in June of last year, he (the plaintiff) has published corruption cases for this government that are less complicated than this, and we hope that they will move forward.”
He added that they hope that the accusations against the mayors will be duly supported, “so that this does not end with great propaganda and in the end the mountain ends with the birth of a rat. We hope that matters will be serious and dealt with as appropriate.”
For her part, the head of the FMLN faction, Nidia Diaz, said that she hoped the situation would not become “politicized”, and in the same way that her arrest was announced, she demanded judicial decisions in this case. The current accused will be released after they have undergone the relevant legal procedures.
“What we are asking for is due process and that these cases will not be politicized at the moment, we will be vigilant, but when there is a big scandal, an early trial should not be brought, rather the investigations should continue,” Diaz said.