translated from Spanish: State Defense Council agreed to file a complaint against Senator Ossandón over influence

This day the State Defense Council announced that it will file a complaint against the senator, José Manuel Ossandón, after the prosecution decided to formalize it for the repeated crime of influence trafficking, within the framework of a business of arid extraction in the Maipo River that occurred between 2017 and 2018.Through a statement, the body reported on the decision I made in a session that took place on Tuesday to analyze the background. According to the document, it states that it was “agreed to intervene in the criminal case that is followed against the senator and against those who are responsible, through a complaint for the crime of trafficking in influence, in the context of an investigation carried out by the Public Prosecutor’s Office.” Following the study of the background contained in the criminal investigation, which was initiated as a result of the complaint submitted by the mayor of Pirque, and after the request for formalization of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the CDE determined that the events that occurred in the context of a contract for the extraction of aggregates jointly executed by the Municipalities of Pirque and Puente Alto , they could set up the crime of influence-trafficking,” he added. In addition, the text states that “the Council shall bring its criminal proceedings in accordance with the powers conferred on it by its Organic Law and that it is empowered to intervene judicially in those offences possibly committed by public officials”.

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