Former officials Violeta Menjívar and Erlinda Handal, will continue judicial process in freedom

The judicial diligence was requested by the Attorney General of the Republic

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

The Savior. – The former health minister Violeta Menjívar and Erlinda Handal will continue the judicial process under house arrest, former Vice Minister of Science and Technology of the Education portfolio, after a decision by the Third Investigating Judge after presenting health problems in the Women's prison, where they have been held since 28 July last year.

Both former officials of the government of Mauricio Funes, are prosecuted for the crime of illicit enrichment and money laundering in the case known as bonuses.

“The two are going to undergo an abbreviated procedure and the legal situation of the initial hearing is modified and that is why she grants the substitute measure”, explained Eduardo Cardoza, defense attorney for the defendants.

According to the press office of the Isidro Menéndez Judicial Center, the judicial proceeding was requested by the Attorney General of the Republic with the purpose of discussing a possible abbreviated process..