Lawyer detained on allegation he faked paperwork to get paid

A lawyer hired to collect overdue payments for the nation’s health system has been accused of faking paperwork so he could be paid.

The specific charge is use of false documents. Judicial investigators conducted a raid Tuesday of the man’s home under the direction of prosecutors. Coincidentally, while they were doing so investigators encountered archaeological pieces that experts from the Museo Nacional determined were originals. So these were confiscated, said the Judicial Investigating Organization.

The Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social had contracted with the lawyer to make collections from employers who were overdue on  their monthly payments, said agents. They said the amount that has been obtained fraudulently had not yet been computed.

The name of the lawyer has not yet been released officially.

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