Agents at the prosecutor’s office found a file with documents on the process previously initiated for alleged money laundering against the former head of state during a search at the former head of state’s home, Giuzio’s lawyer, Guillermo Duarte, said.
The lawyer assured that the raids were a setup to seek elements against the former interior minister, the results of which also served as the basis for another complaint filed by the prosecution by the defense, “whatever is stalled.”
The public ministry did little or nothing, Duarte insisted, regarding the investigation of Giuzio, as it led to the seizure of files on Cartes, acquired by the former when he was head of the interior.
“It’s clear that this was a show that, because they stayed there, they didn’t move on,” the lawyer insisted in a statement to ABC Cardinal radio station.
The jurist recalled that more than a month had elapsed since the raid on the former interior minister’s home, which later led to the charge for an alleged exchange of favors (bribe) with Brazilian drug smuggler Marcus Vinicius Espindola. was subordinate.
The discovery of evidence against the former president in the midst of an investigation against Giuzio served him for a formal complaint against the Public Ministry-led operation that perpetuated the appropriation of the aforementioned folder.
According to the defense, prosecutors did not take any fresh proceedings at the trial nor did they return documents seized on Cartes that, according to jurists, are related to his investigation into Giuzio.
This year Paraguay is experiencing an increase in complaints about corruption, particularly against the former president, for allegations that were initiated by the former Minister of the Interior before his dismissal in February, including Attorney General Sandra Quinonez. are also included.
Folders stolen by the prosecutor’s office under the guise of surveys on Giuzzio – his lawyers insist – contain punitive actions not yet presented by him in his complaint against Cartes to the Secretariat for money laundering or asset laundering. .