If the ghosts of corruption and impunity roamed the country unhindered, their beneficiaries living through the theft of public property, their times of brilliance and mockery are seriously threatened by the audacity of two women who, from the tower of the Public Ministry, are ready to be prosecuted and taken to prison.
There will be no cheating or privilege and whoever has committed corruption will now be held accountable. At least, this is what the Attorney General of the Republic, Miriam Germán Brito, has warned. “No one will be exempt,” he said, and this includes even former presidents, who can be brought to justice if there is any indication to the contrary.
And the prosecutor for the Persecution of Corruption, Yeni Berenice Reynoso, had the most emphatic and forceful tone about this determination against the scourge: “We go with everything and for everyone.”
Miriam Germán Brito said that if there is a well-supported accusation, they will proceed no matter if in a case they have been president of the Republic, because the process “does not free anyone from answering for their facts.”
After being an interview on the program Despierta con CDN that is broadcast on channel 37, Germán Brito also made it clear that all processes will be carried out in compliance with due process and respect for the law.
On the other hand, the Procurator stated that she found a derangement of employees upon arrival at the institution, people named without functions and an excess of people where it was not necessary.
He expressed that they were people, many of them all, who came from where the former incumbent Jean Alain Rodríguez worked.
“We have found a staff that had no function, it is not that everyone who came from the CEI-RD had no function, some did,” said Germán Brito.
Respect for the state right
For her part, the Prosecutor for the Prosecution of Corruption, Yeni Berenice Reynoso, assures that the only restriction that judicial officials will face will be “respect for the rule of law.”
“We’re going with everything and everyone,” with these six words Yeni Berenice Reynoso referred to the investigations of corruption cases that are in her office, and announced that her only loyalty is with the Constitution.
“There will be no investigation of any complaint that has to do with the disappearance or theft of a peso from the State,” warned Reynoso, during an interview on the program Despierta con CDN, in which the pro-director Miriam Germán Brito and Wilson Camacho also participated. deputy attorney in charge of the Special Prosecutor for the Prosecution of Administrative Corruption (Pepca).
Firm and determined
He expressed the firmness and determination of the Public Ministry that all corruption files are well studied and supported, so that the processes are strong and have good results before the judges.
Berenice Reynoso insisted that the only restriction facing judicial officials who will be responsible for corruption cases will be respect for the rule of law.
He affirms that no one is free to answer for his deeds, no matter if he is a current or past official or president.
“What we guarantee is that no one is going to be run over,” he added.
On the 7th of this month, the attorney Miriam Germán Brito appointed Yeni Berenice Reynoso Gómez as General Director of Persecution, while the Superior Council of the Public Ministry placed under the responsibility of the deputy attorney, Wilson Camacho, the Special Prosecutor for the Persecution of Administrative Corruption (Pepca).
The Council accepted the appointment of Judge Laura Guerrero Pelletier to the position and placed Camacho in Pepca on an interim basis.
Germán Brito moved the headquarters of the anti-corruption unit to the fourth floor of the Procuraduría building. That dependent body worked, in principle, with six prosecutors, but now it has a component of 25.
And it will be strengthened with the hiring of experts in various areas, such as accounting, technology and finance, with the aim of strengthening investigations and prosecution of organized crime, especially crimes such as corruption and money laundering.
In the case of the Directorate of Persecution, it will receive the reinforcement of 15 prosecutors who will also be able to provide assistance to Pepca when the level of investigations so requires.