Santa Cruz Citizens Committee President Rómulo Calvo was summoned to the Attorney General’s Office in the capital of Santa Cruz this Monday on charges of alleged economic damage in that city’s mayor’s office while he was serving as interim mayor.
According to the subpoena, the complaint was filed by MP for Socialism (MAS), Hernán Hinojosa, on the grounds that the alleged commission of the crimes investigated are non-compliance with duties, contributions and improper benefits of the public servant and improper professional practice.
As part of this process, Calvo is able to be examined. “In the event of no-show, an arrest warrant will be issued,” says the document from the Behind the Truth portal.
The appearance of the Santa Cruz citizen was confirmed hours before another subpoena against Calvo for riot and terrorism was published in La Paz, the complaint of which was filed on November 22nd.
The second vice-president of the Santa Cruz Citizens’ Committee, Stello Cochamanidis, condemned police officers trying to arrest Calvo in the early hours of the morning on the orders of the La Paz prosecutor’s office, but without a date for execution.
In this case, public prosecutor Leticia Muñoz confirmed that she had issued a “blank summons” and that the appointment would be coordinated with the investigative commission.
Government Minister Eduardo del Castillo denied that an arrest warrant had been issued for Calvo, despite believing that he should “appear voluntarily” to clear all proceedings in court.