EX-LABOR MINISTER and CD Party luminary Alma Cortés, who faces charges of padding her bank balance with $2.5 million dollars of unjustified enrichment while in office has been granted bail of $300,000.
The decision came from the Second Criminal Court after Cortés, had spent a week behind bars in preventive detention and faced three days of questioning Sixth Anti-Corruption Prosecutor Aurelio Vásquez,
Carlos Carrillo, the lawyer for Cortés, confirmed that the bail was awarded but he did not confirm the amount reports La Prensa.
Her final two days of questioning took at the headquarters of the National Police in Ancón, after CD Party demonstrators had created disturbances in front of the prosecutor’s offices on Via Espana leading to protests from area residents and businesses
The investigation was initiated after an audit by the comptroller found that she earned $2.5 million while in office that could not be justified.