Two defendants have been denied a request to leave prison in the Coral case
Two defendants have been denied a request to leave prison in the Coral case

Five months after being incarcerated in Najayo prison, Pastor Rossy Guzmán and her son, Corporal Tanner Flete, implicated in the Coral case, are looking for a way out of prison, but their strategies have failed them.

Those implicated in this case of religious-military corruption, where Major General Adán Cáceres Silvestre is also accused, presented a writ of habeas corpus.

This, for a court to order his freedom alleging an illegal detention, a request that was denied when it was declared inadmissible.

Non-compliant, through their lawyers, they appealed the ruling to the National District Court of Appeal, which yesterday confirmed the aforementioned decision and therefore also rejected their request.

Judges Daniel Nolasco, July Tamríz Núñez and Mariana García, who make up the Third Criminal Chamber of the Court, found that there is no illegality with the preventive detention that weighs against them.

Therefore, the court that declared the habeas corpus inadmissible acted correctly.

“The first-degree court gave ample explanations in fact and law in relation to the action brought, establishing the condition for which the impetrants (Guzmán and Flete) are currently in preventive detention,” said the appeal court.

According to the Public Ministry, Major General Adán Cáceres Silvestre, former head of the Corps of Military Aides of the Presidency (Cusep), created together with Pastor Guzmán, a military-police, social and religious network to distract funds from the public patrimony.

Supposedly, the police corporal Tanner Antonio Flete Guzmán (son of the nun), the police colonel Rafael Núñez de Aza, former financial director of Cusep and Cestur; the Army Major Raúl Alejandro Girón Jiménez, belonged to the criminal network, and diverted public money.

The diversion of funds, the investigations indicate, consisted of the following: millionaire funds were diverted from travel expenses, the purchase of fuel, food rations and intelligence.

The Public Ministry has said that the defendants acquired dozens of millionaire assets (houses, apartments, luxurious and last generation cars, farms, companies, bank accounts) to place the assets distracted from the public patrimony and become holders through natural and legal persons of huge fortunes.

Allegedly, Pastor Guzmán and her son acted as front men.

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