Saturday 18 September 2021

Coronado Mayor Acquitted For Going To Motel In Official Car

Paying the bills

Latest

What are we celebrating?

QCOSTARICA - From the gallows humor department is the...

Sala IV rejects covid patient’s claim for Caja to pay the cost of a private hospital

QCOSTARICA - A claim made by a family against...

Finally, migrant population in Costa Rica will be vaccinated against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - After complaints raised by migrants because they...

Costa Rica is the Main Exporter of Palm Oil in 2020

QCOSTARICA - In 2020, Costa Rica was the largest...

Uruguay considers allowing tourists to buy marijuana

Q24N - The first country in the world to...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction September 18: “ODD” ending plates CANNOT circulate

QCOSTARICA - Starting today, September 18, we go back...

500 Intel drones illuminated the night of celebration of the Bicentennial of Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - During the celebration of the Bicentennial of...
Paying the bills

Share

Herrera was arrested in 2012 leaving a motel in the muni's vehicle, assisted to him for his discretionary use
Herrera was arrested in 2012 leaving a motel in the muni’s vehicle, assisted to him for his discretionary use

QCOSTARICA – The Sala Tercera (Sala III)  has exonerated the mayor of Coronado, Leonardo Herrera Sanchez, sentenced to three months in prison, for using his official vehicle to go to a motel.

The judges of the Sala Tercera on Friday, in their decision 2015-01329, acquitted Herrera of all penalty and liability for the crime of embezzlement.

- Advertisement -

Herrera was arrested on April 20, 2012, when he went to lunch with his girlfriend to the Cascada Azul motel, in San Francisco de Dos Rios, San Jose.

The couple entered the motel in a vehicle owned by the Municipality of Coronado and assigned to the mayor for his “uso discrecional” (discretionary use). The mayor was arrested on leaving the motel.

Herrera was acquitted in December 2013, but the Court of Appeal (Tribunal de Apelación) ordered a new trial, which was held in November 2014. At the second trial, Herrera was sentenced to three months prison, but did not go to jail after being granted the benefit of a suspended sentence.

The ruling was upheld by the Court of Appeal in May, so an appeal was made to the Sala Tercera.

Herrera’s lawyer, Jose Miguel Villalobos, said “it was demonstrated that (Herrera) was at lunch, which is within his private and personal activity, which is not a crime.”

Source: La Nacion

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

What are we celebrating?

QCOSTARICA - From the gallows humor department is the following meme...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.