A report on bank transfers made by the José P. Guggiari Institute, an NGO that receives funds from the Superior Court of Electoral Justice that correspond to the Liberal Party, reveals various sums of money sent to accounts of a closed group of loyalists to the ousted candidate Efraín Alegre. They were carried out in the months of November 2021 and May 2022, a time in which several irregular extractions were allegedly incurred, as denounced by a former treasurer of the blue nucleation.
Source: By Rossana Escobar M. [email protected]
A document leaked to our medium reveals at least 23 bank transfers from the José P. Guggiari Institute, an NGO that receives the resources from the electoral subsidy, made in favor of a group that mainly revolves around six people, coincidentally all operators of the president of the Authentic Radical Liberal Party, Efraín Alegre, defeated for the third time in the presidential elections of the Republic, on April 30.
The documents that reached our newsroom show bank transfers from the José P. Guggiari Institute made between the months of November 2021 and May 2022. It should be remembered that the request for this report had been sent to the National Development Bank (BNF), when the former treasurer of the Liberal Party Dionisio Amarilla denounced in January last year the alleged irregular extraction of money to pay for the liberal convention of March 2022 and that revolves around some G. 600 million.
Amarilla himself had reiterated on his Twitter account that there was an irregular extraction of the sum mentioned above. Precisely, at the time when the party event was activated, that is, the PLRA convention, millions of Guaraníes went to the accounts of some loyalists to Alegre, thanks to transfers from the savings account of the José P. Guggiari Institute.
It should be remembered that the aforementioned institute receives the funds consisting of subsidies from the Superior Court of Electoral Justice (TSJE), which correspond to the PLRA, and is in charge of executing the resources in training, etc. However, these transfers detailed in the document attached to this article do not appear as course delivery expenses and it becomes a real mystery that they ended up in the accounts of these operators.
Among the beneficiaries is Marlene “Chispita” Orué, a well-known Alegre operator, one of those prosecuted at the time for the burning of the National Congress. According to the BNF report, the woman received important transfers from the aforementioned institute, the amounts even reached the limit established for money transfers and were made in record time, some even on the same date.
The name of Alexandra Sara also appears, receiving G. 20 million in April 2022. She is a dentist who is seen to be very active in the Chispita group; Stiben Patrón, another of the PLRA leaders accused of the burning of the National Congress.
Other operators, PLRA leaders such as Martín Cogliolo, César Izquierdo, appear on the list of beneficiaries. (See documents).
What did they do with the money? This is the big question because these amounts do not appear in the statements of expenses on the website of the Superior Court of Electoral Justice.
We must not forget that Marlene “Chispita” Orué is one of the preferred trainers of the Alegre administration. Together with Armando Sosa Traverzzi, identified on social networks as a partner of the same, she adds the total value of G. 172 million between 2019 and 2021 for fees.
They had no mercy when it came to spending on courses that, according to what was observed on social networks, brought together the usual group of friends. Sparing no resources, in the TSJE records there are Chispita and Traverzzi invoices issued up to New Year’s Eve, that is, dated December 31. (See infographic).
The merciless management not only generated a distribution of fees for the training course among loyalists that, according to the executions published on the TSJE website, amounts to G. 2,269 million between 2019 and 2021, but also led the PLRA to a deep defaulted debt that subjected it to 91 judicial embargoes caused during the Alegre administration.
The revealed amounts, both of the transfers made to the private accounts of the PLRA operators, as well as the courses and the embargoes are amounts obtained through the provision of information with a reserved source from the pertinent bodies, due to the fact that the Alegre administration does not comply with the transparency of expenses, which is why it is still a difficult challenge to access the total financial movement of his party during his administration.