Wednesday , May 12 2021

They add and follow irregularities in the Army: officials are prosecuted for tax fraud

The data was submitted by the institution itself to a responsible defense protection document that Captain Rafael Harvey Valdes submitted to condemn the "illegal and arbitrary act" of the bodies for evaluating the promotions. The explanation of the Army in at least 3 cases was that "at the moment of processing the promotions, there is no information available in the responsible agency".

Through a report submitted to the Santiago Court of Appeal, the Army confirmed that it had increased its rank to officials who had been prosecuted for tax frauds.

This new case of irregularities is known at a time when the Army is in the center of the controversy, first in the Viáticos case, and now with the filtered sound of the chief commander, General Ricardo Martinez Menanteau, where he recognizes the institution Sold weapons to drug dealers.

The 11-page military document, signed by Chief of General Staff of the surrogate staff, Alejandro Vilagra Ramirez, responds to the protection complaint that Captain Rafael Harvey Valdes filed to condemn the "illegal and arbitrary act" from the assessment cases of the promotions mentioned.

The officer, who denounced the alleged "corruption protection network" at the military institution, libel against the Appeals Chamber of Chilean army officers and Brigadier General Daniel Daniel Gonzalez, a staff commander.

The Army replied to La Terzeria that "for the promotions of officials who are prosecuted for tax fraud, it can be noted that at the time of processing these promotions in the institutional body in charge of this procedure there was no information about the procedural situation of these people , which is clearly stated in a report evacuated in the famous court of the Atlantic Santiago. "

The document mentions the cases of Lieutenant Colonel Nelson Kantilana, promoted in the capital on January 1, 2011, despite the fact that at the time of the promotion he was accused of fraud in the state treasury for the sum of 44 million pesos.

Other cases are those of former first soldier Heiberto Cortez, promoted on January 1, 2015, while he was in a pre-emptive jail for fraud of over $ 250 million; and that of the sergeant, the second Jacqueline Carrasco, subjected to a process by two crimes that would have been tied to the Milikogat case in the battle.

The Army's document also refers to the case of Colonel Rafael Villarroel Oaza, promoted on December 1, 2014, but when the indictment was revoked. Vilaroel Oposo is the brother of the former director of the military school, who was called to retire after the controversial resignation of former agent DINA, convicted Miguel Krasnov.

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