Accusations within Acción Popular (AP) reached the jurisdiction of the public ministry. On October 23, prosecutor Ramiro Puray Yallico began the preliminary investigation against the general secretary of this party, Edmundo del Águila Morote; the secretary of the Disciplinary Court, Susana Mego; and the acciopopulist leaders Eduardo Vicente Biondi, Jesús Escalante, and Esther Mateus.
The alleged crimes that will be part of the investigation are criminal organization, false declaration in administrative procedure, arbitrary exercise of law, and generic falsehood.
The reason for that decision stems from the complaint filed by AP congressman Jorge Flores Ancachi against those leaders after the party decided to fire him because of the investigation against him in the case of Los Niño.
Because of this, the Office of the Prosecutor He summoned Flores Ancachi for November 7. In the next two days, his acciopopulist colleagues Darwin Espinoza, Raúl Doroteo, Juan Mori, Elvis Vergara, and Ilich López will be present “to give more details to the reported activity and specify if they consider themselves aggrieved.”
On October 14, the party expelled those congressmen from Popular Action. Secretary Edmundo del Águila considered that they could not continue with the group because they were being investigated in a case of an alleged criminal organization.
But the dispossessed did not sit idly by. AP spokesperson Darwin Espinoza pointed out that the disciplinary process in which they were demoted was arbitrary.
At the end of this note, the secretary of the AP, Edmundo del Águila Morote, replied that it had not been announced by the Public Ministry. In addition to this, he reported that the six expelled congressmen appealed the decision of the party, and in the next 15 days there will be a verdict.
“We all have the right to protect ourselves. The political verdict is very clear. The case of Los Niño created a problem in the AP,” complained Del Águila.
Lack of due process
The spokesperson of the AP, Darwin Espinoza, accused the secretary of the Disciplinary Court, Susana Mego, of not respecting the right to defend his colleagues because he did not reschedule the date of receiving the party’s defenses. Mego’s numbers in the tax investigation
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This is the decision of prosecutor Ramiro Puray to investigate the leadership of Acción Popular. The Secretary-General, Edmundo del Águila, was criticized.}