Saturday, 31 October 2020

OIJ Raids Home Of Former BCR President In The Chinese Cement Case

The case that just keeps on going. This Friday morning, the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) and the Fiscalía (Office of the Prosecutor) are carrying out several raids on properties related to the former president of the Banco de Costa Rica (BCR), Paola Mora.

Paola Mora, former president of the state bank, the Banco de Costa Rica (BCR)

The judicial action is related to continuing investigation in the “cemento chino” or “cementazo” (Chinese cement scandal) case and, apparently, the only objective is the seizure of documents.

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The Cementazo questions the loan of US$31.5 million by the the state bank to businessman Juan Carlos Bolaños and his company Sinocem Costa Rica, uncovering an alleged case of influence peddling and the relationship of the businessman with members of the three supreme powers, government house, legislators, as well as members as the major political parties.

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