The Attorney General’s Office of the Republic (FGR) asked the special sentencing judge “C” of San Salvador to carry out the sentence on the morning of this Friday, May 12. 20 years in prison Former Justice and Security Minister David Mungua Paez and 16 years Against former President Mauricio Funes.
Former officers are charged with crimes by the prosecutor’s office. illegal group, for those who asked for eight years in prison for each one. also marked by breach of duty, an offense for which he requested a further eight years in prison. He is also accused in the case of Mungua Pais. arbitrary act For which the Fiscal Representation requested for another four years.
During his arguments, the assistant prosecutor said that both Funes and Munguía Páez knew about the penetration of illegal criminals and cell phones so that they could communicate with the bases and that they did nothing to stop it.
With regard to the crime of arbitrary actions, for which they accuse Mungua Paez, the Prosecutor’s Office assured that it authorized the transfer of gang leaders to lower security prisons, the entry of mediators into prisons and the permission of parties inside them. Did.
The defense, in its arguments, questioned the statements made by the prosecutor’s representation and stated that the prosecutor’s office never proved that Mungua Paez had arbitrarily authorized the transfer of gang members. “The prosecutor’s office has revised its accusation. First they accused our representative of direct action and now it turns out that he is an intermediary actor,” lawyer Manuel Chacón questioned his accusations.
for his part, said the public defender of Mauricio Funes In his allegations that his client did not discharge a duty commensurate with his function as President of the Republic. “There is no document that says (Fun) authorized the transfer of prisons. Likewise, Perdomo said on a few occasions that he passed information on to the president and that he sent the information to him and it was never established That’s what the president later did,” the defender said.
He added, “The president never knew these irregularities were occurring. So, to commit the crime of omission, someone has to have knowledge, but in this case he had no knowledge, not the prison directors.”
The verdict of the trial will be announced on June 9 at 10:00 a.m., in which the sentencing judge will decide whether the defendants are convicted or acquitted.