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Tense situation in Chile due to paper leak

The leak by hackers of more than 400,000 secret email messages from the Joint Chiefs of Staff (EMCO) and a new case of alleged corruption have unleashed a new crisis in Chile and caused resignations and prosecutions in the Army, an institution with the prestige still deteriorated.

Process 5 generals

As reported yesterday Friday, the Chilean Justice ordered the prosecution of five generals in retirement for their alleged responsibility in alleged repeated crimes of embezzlement of public funds equivalent to 455 million pesos (about 500,000 dollars).

The visiting minister of the Martial Court, Romy Rutherford, in charge of the “Fraud in the Army” case and its many aspects, investigates crimes that were allegedly committed between December 2007 and March 2018, prosecuting dozens of officers in that framework. and former officers of the Chilean military branch.

In particular, Rutherford brought Guillermo Hernán Porcile Arellano, Alberto Eduardo González Martin, John Eduard Griffith Spielman, Sergio Patricio Ahumada Labbé and José Manuel Llanca Zuazagotía to trial.

The diligence is situated as the last scene, to date, of a long parade of active and retired military by the Chilean courts, in acts of corruption where the main protagonists have been members of the High Command.

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