MAS Senator Accuses Press For Rejecting Bill Against Illegal Profits

The senator of the ruling party Félix Ajpi reiterated that the media, as the party responsible for the rejection of the law to combat the legitimation of illegal profits in the population, had participated in the case of “ghost objects” in the mayor’s office of the city of Santa Cruz de. related the saw.

Ajpi, a member of the Movement for Socialism (MAS), asked the journalists present for suggestions and asked: “Now we propose, do or we do not (a law against illegal profits)”.

On Friday, December 3rd, Félix Ajpi pointed out that among those involved in the case of 800 ghost objects during the past tenure of the Santa Cruz Mayor’s Office, there were also opposition to this law.

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On October 14, 2021, the government withdrew the bill against the legitimation of illicit profits, basing the decision on a “disinformation campaign about the scope of this norm” and warning that the rejection was aimed at “destabilizing the president’s management”. Luis Arce Catacora, according to the Ministry of Presidency’s report.

Various industries and lawyers warned that the norm harmed people’s wealth, economic activity and personal income by assuming their illicit attainment, resulting in a rejection and demand for the law to be withdrawn.

Prosecutors opened an investigation into corruption and legitimation of illegal profits against former officials of the Santa Cruz de la Sierra city government after complaints about the existence of some 800 salary components that would have benefited some hierarchical officials who worked during that time had the efforts of Mayors Percy Fernández and Angélica Sosa.

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The media journalists alluded to by Senator Ajpi warned because the bill stipulated the lifting of professional secrecy, which in journalistic matters is protected by the Printing Act and the Political Constitution of the State (CPE). Other professions such as lawyers also expressed their rejection of the content of the project.

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