Sunday , May 16 2021

Fraud in the Ministry of Finance in the Army: Minister Rutherford ordered the pre-trial detention of General (R) Werther Araya for 9 crimes



According to a judge's ruling that examines senior officials for the misuse of public money for service fees, the amount involved in the fraud of Araya Mengini is 1,336.7 UTM for crimes committed in 5 years. The Penalolen Military Police Battalion was ordered to enter and an embargo was imposed at $ 40 million [ACTUALIZADA]

Major General of the Army, Werther Araya Mengini, was indicted by Minister of Judicial Court Rommer Rutherford Parentti as author of 9 fraudulent crimes in the Ministry of Finance, repeated in unlawful acts committed between 2010 and 2015.

The defendant was personally notified of the decision against him and ordered him to enter the Penalolen Military Police Battalion in pre-trial detention.

According to a judge's ruling that examines senior officials for the misuse of public money for service fees, the amount involved in the fraud of Araya Mengini is 1,336.7 monthly tax units (UTM), or 64 million pesos.

Araya Menghini entered the Military School in 1975, graduating with the rank of Second Lieutenant in armored fighting weapons. During his career at the military branch, he had positions as director of the Santiago Military Hospital, Military Attache in the United Kingdom, Director of Military Operations, among others. In addition, he was chairman of the Council of Delegates of the Inter-US Defense Committee in the United States. of America until June 30, 2015. His retirement from the institution was confirmed at the end of that year.

The resolution finds that "Werther Araya Mengini is prosecuted as a perpetrator of the repeated criminal acts of fraud against the Treasury, foreseen and sanctioned in Article 239 of the Criminal Code, for some damage amounting to the following amounts:) From March 31, 2010 to March 31, 2010 , b) 6,299,870 dollars as of August 31, 2012, c) 1,359,775 dollars as of December 7, 2012, d) 5,332,879 dollars as of May 27, 2013, and e) 3,152 dollars 923 to 09/06/2013 , f) $ 10,642,301 for July 18, 2013, g) $ 5,389,844 as of October 30, 2013, h) $ 7,339,205 for 26/11/2014 and i) 6,616,830 dollars as of March 11, 2015 odd, and that given the value of the period would be equivalent to the amount of 1133.7 UTM (54,743,472 dollars today). "

The judge also sent an arrest warrant totaling $ 40,000,000, given the crime committed.


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