The Governor of Chihuahua, Maria Eugenia Campos Galvanhas met with the witnesses of reserved identity who revealed cases of corruption for an amount greater than 6 billion pesos in the six-year term of the former governor Cesar Duarte Jaquezin order to convince them to retract their statements and thus pave the way for impunity for the PRI politician, also ex-governor Javier Corral Jurado assured.
In an interview for Aristegui en Vivo, Corral Jurado reiterated that the arrest of the former Anti-Corruption Prosecutor, Francisco Gonzalez Arredondo, is a “clear political revenge” of Campos Galván and a “crude attempt to wash her face” after she herself was charged for allegedly receiving 8 million 180 thousand pesos to support the initiatives of former governor César Duarte as a local deputy.
He added that the arrest of González Arredondo is a way of criminalizing the corruption of the governor of Chihuahua, since Marú Campos, as the PAN policy is known, was an accomplice and beneficiary of the political corruption of Duarte Jáquez, since the former prosecutor anticorruption coordinated the group of experts, investigators and public ministries that put together the largest case in the fight against political corruption in a federal entity, and even, at the national level.
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In this context, he recalled that even when Governor María Eugenia Campos released the accusation of bribery that existed against her, this was due to an action by a magistrate who revoked the link to the process against her one day before the Governor took possession of the position, with the purpose of closing his file.
Therefore, he accused the PAN leader, who won the elections after reaching an agreement with the PRI in the state, of being committed to César Duarte and of “co-governing” with him and his political group, since it allowed him to “recover control” of the Judiciary of the State of Chihuahua and also handed over several positions in his cabinet to former collaborators of Duarte Jáquez, currently in prison.
Also accused Marú Campos of allowing the PRI politician to constantly leave the Federal Rehabilitation Center (Cereso) where he should bearguing that he has health problems and without it being possible to verify that the former governor has returned to prison to comply with the precautionary measure that was imposed on him by a control judge at the time of his extradition.
He said that there are also testimonies that ex-governor Duarte Jáquez received privileged treatment when he was in jail, reiterating his doubt that he is still in jail and there is no official confirmation on the subject.
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Javier Corral added that the witnesses of reserved identity with whom Governor María Eugena Campos has met testified in more than 20 criminal cases before judges and prosecutors of the State of Chihuahua, without complaining for 6 years of the alleged psychological torture that today they argue, so there is no case of physical violence against them.
He explained that these witnesses enjoy opportunity criteria and that they have been convinced to retract by canceling the criminal proceedings against them, in an operation that will benefit former Governor César Duarte in the 19 criminal proceedings he faces, paving his exoneration and guaranteeing him impunity. , since by arguing that they testified under torture, the testimonies they gave about the former PRI leader, currently subject to criminal proceedings for the crime of personal enrichment for an amount of 96 million pesos, will be invalidated.
In this context, recalled that political corruption during the six-year term of former PRI member César Duarte had a cost to the Chihuahua treasury of around 6 billion pesosof which around 250 million pesos were diverted for the so-called “Operation Safiro” (Financial Sanitation) that served to finance PRI electoral campaigns, close to one billion in alleged bribes that include the current governor and one thousand 350 million of pesos in diversions from the treasury fully documented through various criminal cases.
Corral also questioned that the Federation, through the General Prosecutor of the Republiccontinue without bringing the case against César Duarte, despite the existence of federal resources involved in the alleged diversions.
He stressed that the criminal cases against former Governor César Duarte and people linked to his government “resisted hundreds of injunctions” presented by the defense of the accused, without being able to prove human rights violations or violations of due process.
“Six years after giving testimonies and after participating in multiple hearings before judges and prosecutors, they assure that they were psychologically tortured, that they were subjected and stripped naked at night inside the prisons, that they were interrogated for hours and that they were not allowed to drink water. , but they have not even said that everything they said is a lie ”Corral concluded.
With information from Aristegui