Some lawmakers seek visit by second vice president

Some members of a legislative committee want testimony from Luis Liberman, the second vice president of the country, and Jean-Luc Rich, a Canadian who is general manager of Scotiabank de Costa Rica, among others.

Opposition members of the legislatures committee of expenses sought the appearances in a motion filed Thursday.

Liberman is a friend of Alejandro Toledo’s mother-in-law, who lives here. Toledo is the former president of Peru who is trying to explain the origins of some $6.5 million that is in a Costa Rican bank. Toledo is in trouble in his home country because he used funds from Costa Rica and Panamá to purchase a luxury home there. The Peruvian opposition wants to know the origin of the money.

There is an investigation already underway by prosecutors into the case, and this may prevent any legislative testimony.

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