BluRadio | Anti-Corruption Institute filed a complaint with the Attorney General’s Office against General Zapateiro for participating in politics

May 13, 2022 | New

In a document called ´Zapateiro a tus zapatos´ (‘In Zapateiro’s Shoes’), which included screenshots of the exchange of messages on Twitter between the Commander of the Army and one of the Presidential candidates, the Anti-Corruption Institute filed a disciplinary complaint with the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation against the General, using the argument that the publications were made through his official account. Camilo Enciso, Director of the Anti-Corruption Institute, led the filing of the disciplinary complaint against the Commander of the National Army, General Eduardo Enrique Zapateiro, for having commented on statements made by the Presidential candidate Gustavo Petro, using his official Twitter account.

Although the Attorney General’s Office has already opened a preliminary investigation against Zapateiro for these events, Enciso asked that they apply the same legal standard as with the Mayor of Medellín, Daniel Quintero. “If Zapateiro did this, then during the course of a few hours he should be suspended from office,” he asserted. He also pointed out that the complaint would have to be added to the ongoing investigation against the Commander: “It would need to be added to the formal investigation that the Attorney General’s Office said it had opened in April of this year and that has not yielded any results so far.”


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