In 2020, a courtroom ordered the preventive seizure of the belongings of the Italian firm ASTALDI in El Salvador. 5 individuals are being tried for 4 crimes.
June 22, 2023- 12:42
Yesterday, the Public Prosecutor of the Republic swore, a specialist interprets paperwork into Italian regarding the Astaldi firm, which was chargeable for the development of the El Chaparral hydroelectric dam.
ASTALDI breached the contract and so far the hydroelectric energy plant stays idle and with no start-up date.
In keeping with a reality listing drafted by FGR, ASTALDI was contracted on September 26, 2008 to construct El Chaparral at a value of roughly $220 million.
“ASTALDI building firm breached the contract by committing important delays within the work from its inception, as much as the unilateral suspension of the work,” FGR factors out within the 2020 assertion.
The corporate intends to lift working prices on account of a collection of “surprising occasions,” based on FGR.
In 2020, FGR charged 5 folks with embezzlement, energetic bribery, cash laundering, unlawful belongings and teams: former President Mauricio Funes Cartagena, former romantic companion Ada Mitchell Guzmán Seguenza, former President of CEL Jose Leopoldo Samour Gómez, José Miguel Antonio Menendez Avelar, Mario Piragostini Maiocchi Jose Efren Quinteros.
In keeping with the Public Ministry, there was an unlawful settlement between the Salvadoran authorities and ASTALDI for greater than $45 million in order that the corporate wouldn’t advance in opposition to the Salvadoran state.
In September 2020, the Ninth Investigative Court docket of San Salvador ordered the preventive seizure of Astalde’s $227.6 million belongings.
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