Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Presidency defends Edna Camacho after raids against Aldesa

Casa Presidencial (Government House) came out in defense of the still minister and coordinator of the government’s Economic Sector, Edna Camacho, wife of the president of Aldesa, Javier Chaves.

Edna Camacho (standing)

Chaves was arrested Monday afternoon following a series of raids by the OIJ and Fiscalia, including the home of Chaves and Camacho and the offices of Aldesa. On Tuesday afternoon, Chaves was released with conditions.

On Monday the Minister of Communication, Nancy Marín, distanced the Executive Branch from this case and defended that Camacho has never had any participation in Aldesa, her husband’s company who has run into financial difficulty, unable to pay some 500 investors more US$200 million dollars.

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Camacho presented on June 5 her resignation from the government to assume, as of July 1, the representation of Costa Rica before the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in Washington, D.C.

“This case has nothing to do with the Government and we are respectful in addition to the division of powers and judicial investigations that are being carried out. Don Javier is not part of this government and it is only the husband of a Minister who also presented a letter of resignation to her post last week and who will no longer Minister on June 14,” said Marín.

The government spokeswoman ruled out that the case against Chaves will spill over to Camacho and that this will affect the image of the country when she assumes her duties as representative of the IDB.

“Doña Edna has never had any participation in that corporation, she has never worked in that place and the only ties she has is to be the wife of person X”, insisted the Minister.

On Monday the OIJ and the Prosecutor’s Office for Economic Crimes raided the home of Chaves and Camacho located in Escazu, among other raids carried out simultaneously. From there, Chaves was taken, under guard, to the offices of Aldesa in Curridabat, and later in the day was placed under arrest.

- paying the bills -

Chaves faces charges of alleged fraud, fraudulent administration, NSF checks, authorization and publication of false balances, authorization of wrongful acts and breach of duties.

 

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