The 7th Guarantee Court of Santiago has announced the definitive dismissal of former President Sebastián Piñera Echenique following his death on February 6, 2024.
Following requests presented by lawyer Luis Mariano Rendon in the two cases, the Judiciary confirmed the termination of the criminal proceedings due to the death of the defendant. In the first, the negligent responsibilities of civil and police commanders for human rights violations during a social outbreak were examined.
In the second case, which was also dismissed, after an investigation known as the Pandora Papers became known, corruption crimes were investigated in connection with the sale of the controversial Dominga mining project, in which the Piñera and Delano families were exposed.
The court also ordered the personal precautionary measures implemented in respect of the deceased former President be cancelled, “without prejudice to the fact that a death certificate was not attached, but the death of the respondent is public and well-known knowledge.”
- “In view of the death of defendant Miguel Juan Sebastian Piera Echenique on February 6, 2024; And, as provided in Article 93 No. 1 of the Penal Code and 250 letter d) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the criminal proceedings are declared terminated and the case is definitely dismissed,” the resolution. stated in.
It is noteworthy that the investigation process continues against Mario Rojas, who served as general director of the Carabineros between the end of 2018 and 2020; and Ricardo Yáñez, who was director of order and security of the same institution during the 18-O.