Political ethics committee suspends Liberation lawmaker over corruption charges
An internal ethics committee within the National Liberation Party (PLN) has temporarily suspended lawmaker Jorge Angulo from serving in the Legislative Assembly pending the outcome of a criminal investigation on extortion charges, the daily La Nación reported.
Angulo is the first sitting Costa Rican lawmaker to have criminal charges brought against him. He faces accusations of fraud, influence-peddling and extortion (TT, Nov. 04, 2011).
In order to prosecute Angulo, on Nov. 22, the Supreme Court agreed to lift Angulo’s immunity.
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