The Special Commission designated by the National Assembly (NA) to investigate alleged acts of corruption, denounced by the web portal ArmandoInfo, initiated an audit process of the Permanent Comptrollership Commission.
The first vice-president of the Parliament, Edgar Zambrano, informed that the members of the Permanent Comptrollership Commission will be appearing voluntarily or through subpoenas, from today until next Tuesday, to be interviewed.
Once the interrogation is over, the people involved will be able to submit relevant documentation that will form part of the investigation.
Zambrano also noted that they will request the collaboration of the diplomatic corps in the embassies of Portugal, Italy, Spain, France, Bulgaria and Colombia, to carry out the respective corroborations.
The process of investigations will be carried out by the Special Commission made up by the deputy and second vice-president, Stalin González, deputy Marialbert Barrios, secretary Jose Luis Cartaya and himself.
“On December 18, we will present to the NA the report with the results (…) For now, we are gathering all the necessary information – from parliamentarians and the ArmandoInfo.com news media – to clarify the situation,” said the vice president of the National Assembly.
Regarding the measures to be taken if the guilt of the deputies is proven, he said that “after having full knowledge of the minutes and the management reports, we will determine what measures to take”.
“Rest assured that we will respect and comply with the law. All those implicated will appear before it,” Zambrano added.
He also reiterated that the order of the president in charge of the Republic, Juan Guaidó, is that the Commission be intervened, while assuring that “until the report of the investigation is presented, the Commission will be disabled,” he concluded.