Former minister Karina Bolaños speaks with prosecution

The Public Ministry interviewed the former vice minister of Youth, Karina Bolaños on judicial investigations that are related with the case of the border trail 1856.

Bolaños spoke as witness with two fiscal probity, transparency and anti-corruption, prosecutors said.

In early September the Spanish magazine Interviu the former Vice Minister made remarks about alleged corruption in the construction of the trail of 160 kilometers.

According to the prosecution the interview was conducted to collect more evidence in the judicial inquiry into the project.

Bolaños was removed from her post on July 31 hours after circulating on the Internet an intimate video of her. The Government claimed that she was fired for not reporting that a person had denounced for alleged that she suffered harassment and extortion.
About the track, the prosecutor said it has done 50 raids and has interviewed more than 40 witnesses. This investigation began when the former Minister of Transport, Francisco Jiménez denounced the charge of the work in the Conavi for allegedly receiving bribes.

The prosecution also asked the Criminal Court of the Treasury to suspend payments to 13 construction companies contracted by the project.

Yesterday the current director of Conavi Jose Luis Salas, said in Congress that his institution has disbursed ¢ 22,000 million for this work and unpaid bills amounting to ¢ 13,000 million.

According to Congresswoman Patricia Perez Salas said to be investing another ¢ 30,000 million to finish the work.

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