The General Prosecutor of the Republic (FGR) lost the legal battle against Rosario Robles Berlangaafter an appeals court of the Mexico City ratified the acquittal sentence in favor of the former Secretary of Social Development in the case of the “Master swindler”issued in February of this year by the control judge Roberto Omar Paredes Gorostieta.
In a session last November, the magistrates of the First Collegiate Court of Appeal in Criminal Matters of the First Circuit unanimously rejected the challenge of the FGR against the total dismissal of the process against the former official in the government of the former president Enrique Peña Nieto.
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On February 24, 2023, the control judge of the South Prison, Roberto Omar Paredes exonerated Berlanga Oaks of his alleged responsibility in the diversion of more than 5 billion pesos when he was in charge of the Secretariats of Social Development and Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Developmentrespectively.
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The judge determined that the conduct attributed to Rosario Robles Berlanga by the Attorney General’s Office, headed by Alejandro Gertz Manerothey had to be persecuted by the Administrative route and not for the penal.
Therefore, at the proposal of the magistrate Alberto Torres Villanuevathe magistrates of the First Collegiate Court of Appeal decided to confirm the appealed sentence and declared the arguments of the General Prosecutor of the Republic for lacking the strength to change the direction of the combated failure.
(With information from El Universal)
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