Legislator María Cordero Jon Tay, expelled from Fuerza Popular and investigated for the crime of concussion for cutting fees to her workers, evaded for the third time a mandatory summons to the Subcommittee on Constitutional Accusations (SAC), which is in charge of the complaint against him.
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Through a letter sent this Friday to the president of the parliamentary group, Lady Camones (Alianza Para el Progreso), the accused alleged that she had health problems and required to extend the session, scheduled for the same day she submitted her document, “ in order to be able to exercise [su] right to defense.”
Previously, the Ministry of Health released a photograph at the end of a meeting that Cordero held with Minister César Vásquez. The deputy was seen smiling, while she took the hand of the holder of the portfolio.
The first rescheduling occurred last June, when the person under investigation alleged a change of lawyer. For this day’s session, which was finally postponed to October 3 from 5:45 p.m., she requested the appointment link, but she did not appear virtually either.
Document sent by María Cordero Jon Tay to the Subcommittee on Constitutional Accusations of Congress
Camones indicated that, as stipulated in the Congress Regulations, the hearing would be held even in his absence, so he gave the floor to Martha Moyano (Fuerza Popular) to substantiate her constitutional complaint.
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“In order not to give pretexts to the defense regarding the complaint, as I am now a member of the Subcommittee on Constitutional Accusations, I am going to stop there, only pointing out in what aspects I presented the complaint and hoping that it continues,” he said.