On Tuesday, the Special Commission designated by the National Assembly (NA) to investigate the alleged acts of corruption denounced by the web portal ArmandoInfo, began an audit process in the Permanent Comptrollership Commission, headed by the first vice-president of the Parliament, deputy Edgar Zambrano, in order to carry out the investigations of such actions in which several parliamentarians of this legislative instance could be involved.
“After having a meeting with the secretary of the commission, it is up to us first to establish an audit, in the following order: The minutes of the commission, the sub-commissions, the correspondence sent and received during the periods 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019,” Zambrano said.
He also indicated that certified copies of the registers and notarized documents of this commission will be requested, as well as the appearance of the registrar of the capital region, the 5th notary of the Municipality of Chacao and the deputies who are members of the body.
“This is due to the fact that documents were apparently notarized that have to do with the activity of the commission or of the members of this body,” he remarked.
He pointed out that corruption cannot be a day-to-day format of a power legitimately elected by the people, such as the Legislative Power.
“It is our obligation in the house of the process of formation of laws, in the temple of the national politics, to make the necessary efforts so that it is not corruption the protagonist of an activity of the Parliament and the public opinion in general, has a categorical, forceful response, about the denunciations that have been presented”, he affirmed.
Zambrano added that they will also request the collaboration of the Diplomatic Corps in the embassies of Portugal, Italy, Spain, France, Bulgaria and Colombia, accredited in Venezuela, in the investigation process that will be carried out by this Special Commission made up by the deputy and second vice-president Stalin González, deputy Marialbert Barrios, secretary Jose Luis Cartaya and his person respectively.
“This commission, together with the Legal Consultancy, the security of Parliament and the fellows we have designated to help in this task, will present within 15 days a report about the investigations,” he said.
The member of the Board of Directors of the Parliament reiterated that from tomorrow and in the course of the next days they will develop the work in a formal, transparent and coherent way, to present then a detailed report of the actions.
“Tomorrow we are calling before the committee colleagues William Barrientos, Freddy Valero, Guillermo Luces, Carlos Berrizbeitia and Ismael León, as we will move forward to have the collaboration of their part,” he concluded.