The hearing for the review of the coercion measure against former attorney Jean Alain Rodríguez and the other seven defendants in the Medusa case was not known today as it was scheduled, but was postponed for two reasons.
Judge Solange Vásquez, of the Fourth Investigating Court of the National District, resubmitted the hearing for Friday 29 of this month, in order to notify all the defendants of the new budgets that the Public Ministry has provided, and to that one of those involved, who did not have a lawyer at the hearing, can get his defense.
In this regard, the head of the Special Prosecutor’s Office for the Prosecution of Administrative Corruption (Pepca), Wilson Camacho, said that the budgets are the result of the evolution of the investigation carried out in this corruption case.
“And they will be more than enough for this court to maintain and each and every one of the measures of coercion that have been imposed,” he said.
Judge Vásquez must decide, when hearing the hearing, whether the defendants should continue to comply with the coercion measures or not.
Former attorney Jean Alain is imprisoned in the Najayo-Hombres Correction and Rehabilitation Center, along with Jonnathan Rodríguez Imbert, former administrative and financial director of the Office of the Attorney General; Javier Forteza Ibarra, former director of information technology; and Alfredo Solano Augusto, who was the entity’s financial deputy director.
Also involved in the Medusa case are Altagracia Guillén Calzado, former deputy administrative director; Rafael Mercede, former head of the Accounting Department, and Jenny Marte Peña, engineer in charge of construction of the Humanization Plan of the Penitentiary System, who are under house arrest and are prevented from leaving the country.
While Miguel José Moya, who served as an advisor to the Attorney General’s Office, has a periodic presentation and is prevented from leaving the country and had to pay an economic guarantee of one million pesos through an insurance company.
According to the investigations, Jean Alain and his alleged accomplices embezzled millions of pesos from the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) without any qualms and so that they would not be discovered after the change of government, hundreds of evidence disappeared during the transition and incinerated documents.