November 30, 2020

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FEI appointed against assistant prosecutor of the Department of Justice


According to the record sent by the DJPR, this case is related to alleged actions that could constitute a crime on the part of the lawyer in the performance of her duties as a prosecutor.

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San Juan – Elizabeth Acevedo Martínez, Assistant Prosecutor of the Department of Justice (DJPR), will be investigated by Independent Special Prosecutors (FEI), after she was referred by that department to the Panel on the FEI, it emerged on Wednesday.

The Panel reported that, according to the record sent by the DJPR, this case is related to alleged actions that could constitute a crime by the lawyer Acevedo Martínez, in the performance of her duties as prosecutor.

It adds the information that, as part of the preliminary investigation, serious indications are adduced about the conduct of the auxiliary prosecutor that, due to the level of confidentiality, should not be included in the Resolution issued by the Panel.

“In addition, it is attributed that it has not carried out its functions and duties with the responsibility required by them, which could constitute a conflict of interest,” states the aforementioned resolution.

Given the information that emerges from the DJPR’s Preliminary Investigation Report, the Panel understands that it contains evidence conducive to demonstrating that the allegations contained therein against Acevedo Martínez, could be the subject of criminal charges.

For this reason, Emilio Arill García, as an Independent Special Prosecutor, and Manuel Núñez Corrada, as Deputy Prosecutor, are appointed to carry out a thorough investigation in this case.

For these purposes, the Panel granted them a period of 90 days to carry out their task, as provided in Law 2-1988.



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