The deputy of the AN 2015 José Luis Pirela filed a complaint on May 25 in which he points out the general manager of Monómeros, Guillermo Rodríguez Laprea, and the main members of the board of directors of the Colombia-based company of corruption. Monómeros sued the parliamentarian the day after he filed the complaint. The company reported that what the parliamentarian said is “false accusations”
deputies of the Fraction July 16 of the National Assembly (AN) elected in 2015 asked the Colombian Prosecutor’s Office to address the complaint filed by parliamentarian José Luis Pirela against the directors of the Monómeros company. They asserted that they will ask the agency to adhere to the complaint in which the directors of the company are accused of corruption.
«The members of the Parliamentary Fraction July 16; We will request from the Attorney General of the Republic of Colombia, adherence to the criminal complaint filed by deputy José Luis Pírela, on May 25, 2022, signed with the alphanumeric NUC 110016000050202279136, against the members of the company’s Board of Directors Monomeros Colombo Venezolanos (MCV), for the alleged commission of the crimes of theft (Article 239 CP), private corruption (Article 250A CP), unfair administration (Article 250B CP), improper use of privileged information (Article 258 CP), money laundering aggravated assets (Article 323, 324 CP), illicit enrichment of individuals (Article 327 CP), failure to report an individual (Article 441 CP), bribery (Article 444 CP), favoring (Article 446 CP) and reception (Article 447 CP )”, they said in a release.
Deputy Pirela made the complaint on May 25. The remarks of the AN deputy point to the general manager of Monómeros, Guillermo Rodríguez Laprea, and the main members of the company’s board of directors based in Colombia. “For more than two years we have been investigating the situation of Monomers. This is a company that is too important for the agricultural development of Colombia, Venezuela and several Latin American countries. Unfortunately, it fell into the hands of a handful of corrupt people who have committed a large number of crimes,” said José Luis Pirela.
Monómeros sued the parliamentarian the day after he filed the complaint. In a statement, released on Thursday, May 26, Monómeros reported that the company’s board of directors, general management and team of collaborators rejected “the false accusations that, since April 19, 2022, Mr. José Luis has been stating Pirela Romero about the campaign and about the results obtained during the last year by all those who are part of this company».
The July 16 Fraction rejected the actions of the company’s board of directors, also reiterated the urgency that the board of directors be replaced in its entirety, questioned by situations of fact and law, that an investigation be opened for damage to public property , that the new board of directors of Monómeros be constituted, a corporate government that complies with the systems established in the Colombian institutionality and the constitution and the laws of Venezuela, ensures compliance with the standards regarding audits, bribery prevention, business transparency, as well as the application of the system of self-management of risks of money laundering and financing of terrorism and all the measures aimed at guaranteeing the recovery of the confidence of the key strategic actors, such as; Colombian banking, Citibank Bank of the USA, suppliers and workers of the Monómeros company.
Through a communication they condemned that the directors of the company Monómeros Colombo Venezolanos use money from the Venezuelan state and without having any legal status, to execute a complaint against a deputy who enjoys parliamentary immunity and is carrying out the work entrusted by Venezuelan citizens. .
Likewise, they considered it necessary to know if there is the participation of the Government in Charge chaired by Juan Guaidó, the attorney, the presidency of Pequiven or any legally authorized body in the endorsement of the legal action against the parliamentarian.