Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Deputy Minister Questioned For Sending Porn Joins Diversity March With The President

The deputy minister is accused of sending pornographic videos using his government-issued cellular phone to coworkers

Fabian Solano Fernández, Deputy Minister of Justice who is being “questioned” for sending pornography to a ministry official from his government-issued cellular phone, walked the Marcha de la Diversidad (Gay Price March) along with President Carlos Alvarado, First Lady Claudia Dobles and the Minister of Justice, Marcia González.

The Deputy Minister of Justice Fabian Solano Fernández (circled) is seen here marching on Sunday along with president Carlos Alvarado, to the right of first lady Claudia Dobles (in yellow) and next to her the minister of Justice, Marcia Gonzalez

The Presidencia (President’s Office) and the Minister of Justice have had negative reactions after the complaint against Solano. Both President Alvarado and Minister González ignored the possibility of the dismissal of Solano and in the Ministry, he was subjected to a “due process” whose results have not yet been disclosed.

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Last week, Minister González, said she had in her hands the recommendation on how to proceed and what sanctions to impose on Solano.

González assured that this week this controversial case “will be resolved” based on the recommendations of two lawyers from the Ministry of Justice Legal Department.

Despite the allegations, the investigation and an “imminent decision”, on Sunday, Solano marched along with González and other figures of the current government, among them legislator Enrique Sánchez, who is also being questioned for irregularities, in his case, regarding his signing off on official documents as a ‘Licenciado’ (university graduate) without proof of such.

Despite the well-known friendship with Solano, cultivated over years of activism in the PAC, Gonzalez guaranteed that she will put that aside and that she will respect and abide by the recommendations of the Ministry’s legal department.

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The deputy minister is accused of sending, on April 9, pornographic videos, late at night to a complainant who has not been identified publicly, of a homosexual nature.

This is not the first time that Solano faces questioning. Last April it became known that Manuel Delgado Cubillo, former head of the Electronic Monitoring Unit of the Ministry of Justice in the Solís Rivera administration, filed a complaint of labor harassment against Minister González and Solano.

Delgado alleges he was the victim of mistreatment, persecution, discrimination, dulling and lack of protection at work. The complaint continues its course in the Labor Court of the Second Judicial Circuit of San José, in Goicoechea.

In 2015, Solano was removed from his position in the Ministry of Planning when it was revealed that he was promoting – along with other members of the progressive youth of the Partido Accion Cuidadana (PAC) – using public funds from the Executive Branch to finance the election campaign for mayors.

 

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