Trial involving lawmaker begins in a week before Sala Tercera

The Poder Judicial said that trial for lawmakers Jorge Angulo and 11 co-defendants will begin a week from today before the Sala Tercera of the Corte Suprema de Justicia.

Because Angulo is a sitting legislator, the case is before the Sala Tercera even though he has renounced his immunity. The Partido Liberación Nacional lawmaker and his co-defendants are accused of extortion, bribery and trafficking in influence in the construction of the Colegio Italo-Costarricense in San Vito de Coto Brus. There also is an allegation that Angulo accepted money from the Junta Administrativa de la Zona Sur development agency to expedite the school construction.

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