The Ministerio Público confirmed on Friday afternoon that Paola Mora Tumminelli, former president of the Banco of Costa Rica (BCR), remains detained in cells of the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ).

Mora is being investigated on issues related to the so-called Cementazo or Chinese cement case.

Friday morning, the Fiscalia conducted nine raids on the property of the former bank president, including her residence, located in San Ramón de La Unión, Cartago, the home of her brothers in Danzas del Sol, in Curridabat and several BCR offices. The raids began at 6 am and concluded at 4 pm.

Mora is suspected of embezzlement and influence peddling


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