Giacomo Tamburelli The former director of the National Aid Program (PAN) and businessman Roberto Carretero, have been called to trial for alleged embezzlement after the Second Court of Justice, revoked a provisional dismissal issued by the Fifth Criminal court.
Tamburelli, like Carretero, are alleged to have worked in tandem to benefit companies that were owned by Carretero, and award contracts for the purchase of musical instruments, which were intended for distribution in different campuses in the country.
Magistrate, Eda Celia Gutierrez, declining a ruling issued by the fifth criminal judge, Enrique Paniza in February in which another 13 people were also dismissed. At that time, Paniza ordered the lifting of the precautionary measures against them
The ruling details among other points that there were no previous evaluations or feasibility studies that justified the need for the purchase of musical instruments by the PAN nor in the files of the Ministry of Education (Meduca), evidence certifying the distribution of the instruments in the different educational centers, according to a 2015 audit by the Comptroller General.