Allegations filed against ex-judge

The organized crime prosecutor has filed an accusation against  Rosa Elena Gamboa Haeberle, a former judge in Limón. One allegation is that the woman incorrectly lifted the preventative detention against a marijuana smuggling suspect in 2011, said the Poder Judicial. The suspect fled.

The prosecutor’s action means that the case now will go to a preliminary hearing where a judge will decide if there is enough evidence for a trial.

The case is in the Juzgado Penal de Hacienda of the II Circuito Judicial de San José.

The woman also faces an allegation that she unsuccessfully tried to remove preventative detention in another marijuana case when she was a member of a three-judge panel.

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