April 14, 2024

The Assure Court docket of town of Puerto Montt, in Chile, has ordered preventive detention for the candidate who ran for president in 2021, Diego Ancalao, for a large forgery of signatures, 23,000 in whole, supposedly validated by a lifeless notary .

Ancalao, who’s at present the director of the Indigenous Improvement and Management Basis (Fundelin) was arrested this Friday within the framework of the investigation into an settlement of 1,200 million pesos (a bit of multiple million euros) between the Regional Authorities de los Lagos and the Kine Fuxa Ruka Kimun Company, as reported by the Cooperativa newspaper.

The Prosecutor’s Workplace accuses Ancalao of the crimes of cash laundering, fraud and misappropriation of funds from State our bodies, for which the courtroom has decreed “on the request of the Public Ministry, the precautionary measure of preventive detention”, in keeping with an announcement the regional prosecutor of Los Lagos, Carmen Gloria Wittwer, on the exit of the listening to that has been held with out entry to the press.

The courtroom has adopted this choice “in view of the hazard of flight and since the liberty of the accused constitutes a hazard to the safety of society, along with the seriousness of the crimes charged,” added Wittwer.

The Assure Court docket has granted a interval of 120 days for the event of the investigation, and has ordered that the previous presidential candidate adjust to the precautionary measure within the Alto Bonito jail in Puerto Montt.