In the framework of the investigation into fraud in the Army, the visiting minister of the Court Martial, Romy Rutherford, will question 3 active generals of the military institution during this day.
Specifically, the magistrate will question the General Staff Commander, Guillermo Paiva; the Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Rodrigo Pino and the Commander of the Education Division, Hugo Lo Presti. The judge resumed the interrogations, 4 days before the Institutional Glories and the Military Parade, without advancing edges.
In this regard, Congressman Jorge Brito (RD), a member of the Chamber’s Defense Commission and former president of the investigating commission for fraud in the Armed Forces, pointed out that “the interrogation of three active generals by Minister Romy Rutherford was possible thanks to the bill that we proposed and passed cross-sectionally and allows the minister to remain in office in order to continue investigating in depth. “
“In this, in particular, we believe that these interrogations could be due to the misuse of expenses reserved because General Paiva was in charge of intelligence at the time when Commander-in-Chief Humberto Oviedo, who today is also being prosecuted and charged. for fraud to the Treasury, he was in charge of the institution, “he added.
“It is evident that our Army cannot have greater glory in these years than to give an unrestricted commitment to the fight against corruption and that all the people who today are part of its ranks will collaborate with the action of Justice so that this is the ultimate fraud and the beginning of a new stage within these institutions, which allows us to have guarantees and certainty that the resources of the people and the State of Chile are going to be used for the purposes that are destined and not to enrich the High Command in detriment to national defense “, he closed.