A case that occupied the front pages of the media six years ago, the embezzlement to the stock house Financial Pacific, culminated with the phase of allegations that were heard in a preliminary hearing held on Friday in order to determine the responsibility of each of the accused.
Judge Johann Barrios accepted the 30 days established by law to decide who he calls to trial.
The investigation that in 2012 began the Thirteenth Prosecutor’s Office was marred by the allegations of one of the main ones mentioned of having diverted $ 12 million from the so-called Kasutai account and distributing the money among several relatives and corporations outside of Financial Pacific: Mayte Pellegrini, Former employee of the house of values. Then, she warned of a supposed partiality of the Prosecutor’s Office in favor of the managers of the house of securities and another series of alleged irregularities, such as the purchase of shares of Minera Petaquilla that, she claimed, were acquired with the shelter of privileged information.
The main defendant, according to the discharge prosecutor Aida Castro, is Mayte Pellegrini, who worked in the Operations Department of the investment company (2008-2012). In addition, the prosecution requested a trial for the alleged crime against economic order for another ten people, including several family members of Pellegrini.