Jorge áñez Claros, mayor of San Borja, will keep home detention without the right to work and with police surveillance, as ordered by the anti-corruption judge, Arakuji Ayaviri Omonte, after the precautionary hearing held in Trinidad (Beni).

The measure also applies to Roberto Granier Salas, a co-accused, in the process followed by the Public Ministry for alleged acts of corruption.

Both are prosecuted for uneconomic conduct in a renovation and improvement project at the Eduardo Olmos hospital in that municipality. The process was initiated by councilman Gonzalo Guiterras, in June of last year. The economic damage to the municipality of San Borja is 199,996 Bolivians, divided into four contracts, which the Mayor’s Office paid to Granier Salas as contractors of the works.

In an atypical hearing, which began in San Ignacio de Moxos on Monday and ended Tuesday night in Trinidad, the judge assessed the evidence against the defendants, determining alternative measures for Áñez Claros and Granier Salas

Juan Carlos Pinto, one of Áñez’s two lawyers, announced that in the next few hours he will present an appeal to the Appeal Court for considering that he is being deprived of the right to work to both defendants. According to law they have 72 hours.

For his part, the anti-corruption prosecutor of Beni, Jorge Limpias, stated that Jorge Áñez has repetitive processes, so he also does not agree with Judge Ayaviri’s determination, since it considers that Áñez has “repeated criminal activities”.

He reminded the judge that the Borjano mayor was already imprisoned in the Mocoví prison in 2017 (four months) and that this process is still in the investigation stage.

Áñez will be transferred in the next few hours to the Horeb community, four kilometers from San Borja, on the highway to Yucumo, where he will keep house arrest, while the investigative process lasts.

No backing from MAS

Jorge Áñez does not have the backing of his MAS colleagues who brought him to power 10 years ago. The masista Nicolás Huallpa, who took office as interim mayor, indicated that Áñez is paying the consequences of bad advice. “He did not allow himself to be helped and surrounded himself with many people who look out for his own interests. Now those are the consequences, ”he told EL DUTY.

The Municipal Council is also a plaintiff in this process against Áñez. Councilor Jaime Isidoro Choque traveled to Trinidad to closely follow the process against the elected mayor.

San Borja is one of the four intermediate cities of Beni, which has approximately 60,000 inhabitants.

Jorge áñez Claros, mayor of San Borja, will keep home detention without the right to work and with police surveillance, as ordered by the anti-corruption judge, Arakuji Ayaviri Omonte, after the precautionary hearing held in Trinidad (Beni).

The measure also applies to Roberto Granier Salas, a co-accused, in the process followed by the Public Ministry for alleged acts of corruption.

Both are prosecuted for uneconomic conduct in a renovation and improvement project at the Eduardo Olmos hospital in that municipality. The process was initiated by councilman Gonzalo Guiterras, in June of last year. The economic damage to the municipality of San Borja is 199,996 Bolivians, divided into four contracts, which the Mayor’s Office paid to Granier Salas as contractors of the works.

In an atypical hearing, which began in San Ignacio de Moxos on Monday and ended Tuesday night in Trinidad, the judge assessed the evidence against the defendants, determining alternative measures for Áñez Claros and Granier Salas

Juan Carlos Pinto, one of Áñez’s two lawyers, announced that in the next few hours he will present an appeal to the Appeal Court for considering that he is being deprived of the right to work to both defendants. According to law they have 72 hours.

For his part, the anti-corruption prosecutor of Beni, Jorge Limpias, stated that Jorge Áñez has repetitive processes, so he also does not agree with the determination of Judge Ayaviri, since it considers that Áñez has “repeated criminal activities”.

He reminded the judge that the Borjano mayor was already imprisoned in the Mocoví prison in 2017 (four months) and that this process is still in the investigation stage.

Áñez will be transferred in the next few hours to the Horeb community, four kilometers from San Borja, on the highway to Yucumo, where he will keep house arrest, while the investigative process lasts.

No backing from MAS

Jorge Áñez does not have the backing of his MAS colleagues who brought him to power 10 years ago. Masista Nicolás Huallpa, who took office as interim mayor, indicated that Áñez is paying the consequences of bad advice. “He did not allow himself to be helped and surrounded himself with many people who look after his own interests. Now those are the consequences, ”he told EL DUTY.

The Municipal Council is also a plaintiff in this process against Áñez. Councilor Jaime Isidoro Choque traveled to Trinidad to closely follow the process against the elected mayor.

San Borja is one of the four intermediate cities of Beni, which has approximately 60,000 inhabitants.

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