The appointed Minister of Justice does not recommend the EIF program to former Senator Eduardo Bhatia
Secretary designated from Department of JusticeDomingo Emmanuele, with the Acting Director of Public Integrity and Comptroller Affairs, Wanda Cassiano, today did not recommend the appointment of An independent private attorney (FEI) v. Former Senator L. People’s Democratic Party (PPD), Eduardo Bhatia Gauthier.
“In the morning hours of today, Monday 25 January 2021, a communication was sent to the members of the Committee in which the Special Independent Prosecutor (FEI) is appointed to Atty. Eduardo Bhatia Gauthier, in detail in Case No. 2020-31-102-00043Emmanuelle said in a press release.
The complaint against Bhatia Gautier was filed on July 28, 2020 at the Ministry of Justice by the representative of the New Progressive Party (PNP), José “Cuikito” Melendez, who alleged, at the time, that the former senator had been subjected to illicit enrichment and improper influence upon Promotion and approval of Law 72-2015 during the Senate presidency.
Melendez argued that Bhatia Gauthier passed the legislation even though he had ties to Electric Power Authority (AEE) and the Urgent Interest Fund Foundation, known as COFINA. “The initial investigation conducted by the employees of the Public Integrity and Financial Controller Affairs Division in the administration revealed that there are no elements of a crime that justify the appointment of the Federation of Egyptian Industries.”Preserve the designated pregnant woman.