Retired Savista General Hugo “El Polo” Carvajal refused to surrender this Friday Reports To the Supreme Court of Colombia In the case against presidential candidate Gustavo Pedro.
In one room of the Spanish court, before members of Madrid’s Sixth Court of Inquiry, he was summoned by Magistrate Cristina Lombana and questioned about Carvajal’s accusations. Petro Campaign Fund Under the rule of Hugo Chavez and later by Nicolas Maduro.
Time The former Venezuelan official was the first to establish that he could not say anything in Spain or before the Colombian judiciary. He recalled being deported to the United States.
The investigation was launched after the former army promised to be there Evidence of bribery From the regime to many left-wing candidates in Latin America, including Pedro. His statements led to the request that the candidate of the historic agreement be investigated for this syndication.
Carvajal came to the courtroom dressed neatly with his Spanish lawyer and asked Judge Lombana carefully.
In fact, he was able to answer two questions from Pedro’s lawyer, former Magistrate Julio Caesar Ortiz.
“Do you know Mr. Gustavo Pedro by sight or did you have any contact with him?” Ortiz asked. Karvajal also responded for the first time that he was not going to report because he was in the process of being extradited to the United States for justice in Spain or Colombia.
Nonetheless, Ortiz insisted: “Did you have direct knowledge or through an intermediary or did you hear that Mr. Pedro received money for his campaigns?”
Again he received the same answer.
“Mr. Carvajal Gustavo refrained from making statements about Pedro,” he said.l Time Former Magistrate Ortiz when leaving a two-hour trial by ethical facilities.
What did Carvajal say about Pedro?
Carvajal said he had a way of proving that by plundering Venezuela, a strategy had been devised to spread the Savista virus in many countries, including Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Colombia.
Carvajal, 61, described the Venezuelan state oil company as the regime’s “short money” and made “deliveries of between 100,000 and 200,000 euros” from its funds to the leaders of the Podemos.
They and other contributions were moved in diplomatic bags lined up with non-tariff tape.
“When I was the director of military intelligence and counter-intelligence, I received numerous reports that this international funding was taking place. Specific examples: Néstor Kirchner, in Argentina; Evo Morales, in Bolivia; Lula da Silva, in Brazil; Fernando Lugo, in Paraguay; Hollanda Humala in Peru; Zelaya, in Honduras; Gustavo Pedro, in Colombia; Five Star Movement, in Italy, and Podemos, Spain. All of these are listed as recipients of remittances from the Venezuelan government, ”Carvajal wrote in a document. OK Daily.
Diostato Cabello, the regime’s second in command, publicly promised that Pedro would go to them to ask for money for his campaign.
4. During the hearing, he also pointed out that “Pollo Carvajal” did not trust the National High Court officials.
5. Senator and presidential candidate @ PetrogustavoHis attorney, Julio César Ortíz, was legally represented at the trial.@JulioCesaOrtiz)
– Andres Hernandez (ndAndresCamiloHR) April 22, 2022
Minutes later Time Revealing the result of diligence, the Pedro campaign sent out a statement on the matter.
“About the Pollo Carvajal trial: The senator and candidate demanded an inquiry into reports at the time that Mr Hugo Carvajal pointed out at the time that he had received money from Chavismo for the 2018 campaign. He did not vote there today. , He points out that he did not trust the National High Court and that he was forcibly taken to testify.Polo Carvajal did not declare that there was no evidence against Pedro and that trying to attack Gustavo Pedro and blocking his campaign for the presidency was another way (like many others).
However, Carvajal said soThere is evidence for that funding Rule for various candidates in Latin America. Close associates of the former general promise that he will use it to reap the benefits of his many years in prison in the United States.
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