Representatives of non-governmental organizations accused Consuelo Polas of “subserving to the criminal coalition” because they established procedures for obstructing justice and “manipulating the case completely shamelessly.”
Madrid (European News). – More than twenty civil society organizations asked the Guatemalan government for a resignation from Consuelo Porras the Attorney General, who was accused of corruption.
Bolas was accused by representatives of these organizations of “submission of criminal coalitions” to “erect obstruction of justice procedures” and “to manipulate case completely shamelessly.” They also stated that the prosecutors had arranged for similar-minded individuals to “protect impunity.”
According to information from Prensa Libre, dozens of people gathered at the headquarters of the Department of Public Affairs to stage a demonstration against Bolas, and the US State Department has included him on the list of “corrupt operators”.
Aldo Davila, Congressman, stated that Bolas would have fled if he had “a penny worth dignity”.
“Here, I will leave his penny for this shameless, cynical and shameless friend (President) Alejandro Gamatai who clearly no longer has blood on him face,” he stated to Said. “Out of shame, dignity, he had resigned.”
Sonia Gutierrez (Opposition representative) asked Congress for Bolas’ resignation. Pro-government and coalition representatives rejected the proposal, but they came out to support him.
Since July, requests for Bolas’s resignation have increased, especially after the anti-corruption prosecutor Juan Francisco Sandoval was removed from office, worried about his life when he left Guatemala. Porras requested an arrest warrant to investigate the alleged disclosure of information in relation to the investigation case.
Bolas announced the dismissal of Sandoval because he “humiliated” him; the affected party rejected the decision and explained that he treats his boss in a cordial and respectful manner at all times. He was asked why he refused to bring any action to President Jamatai’s attention.
Sandoval also stated that there were indications that Jamatee government officials have been the subject of new investigations. For example, in the case related to the former minister Jose Luis Benito, the case had to remain completely silent because The current former prosecutor condemned that “a secretary of the attorney-general “transferred information outside the scope of those involved in the investigation”.
Sandoval is the fifth Guatemalan prosecutor who has left Guatemala in less three years. His investigation into the “corruption convention” led to him being baptized in exile. He has worked in court cases such as “Línea Consolidadores”, in which former President Otto Perez Molina and former Vice President Roxana Baldetti were charged.