Judges and prosecutors will be required to report their worth

Judges and prosecutors will have to declare their holdings under a change in a law that received initial approval Wednesday.

The law is one designed to prevent official corruption. Many governmental officials already have to declare their worth every year. Now those in the judiciary will have to do so, too, if the bill gets final approval.
Lawmakers gave final approval to a measure that prohibits lawyers who work for a municipality from moonlighting in their profession. The measure makes an exception for municipal lawyers who do legal work for close relatives or for those who have a temporary job of three months or less.

The Asamblea Legislativa, which includes as members many lawyers, also ordered that in compensation for this prohibition, municipal lawyers will receive a bonus of 65 percent of their salary.

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