Former Santa Cruz mayor Angélica Sosa entered Palmasola prison around 3:30 a.m. and was placed in an isolation area for 14 days due to biosecurity protocols due to the pandemic.
The Directorate of Prison Administration reported that Sosa had entered the PC-2 Mujeres de Palmasola sector and had already undergone a health and psychological examination as stated in the protocol.
The prison regime reported that after 14 days, Sosa will go to the shared sector with the other prisoners.
It was detailed that Sosa would have no privileges or special protection, but his dignified treatment and rights were guaranteed.
Yesterday, the anti-corruption judge Juan José Quiroz ordered the four-month preventive detention of the former mayor of Santa Cruz, Angélica Sosa, in the prison of Palmasola as part of the so-called Ghost Items case, after a 10-hour hearing.
In a ten-hour hearing with long interruptions, the judge rejected three appeals by the defense against the detention request.
The situation of Sosa became complicated after the former director of the personnel department of the Santa Cruz municipality, Javier Abraham Cedeño Catacora, said that the former mayor’s staff was “even on little slips of paper” and “signed sheets” with the names of the new officials.