The former Undersecretary for Crime Prevention and current member of the Expert Commission -in charge of the constitutional draft-, Katherine Martorell, testified on Friday, March 17, as a defendant in the investigation of the Motorola case. The amount of the tender, intended to pay for security cameras for Carabineros personnel, exceeds 400 million pesos.
The process investigates the lawyer’s participation in the tender awarded to the company Motorola Solutions, to the detriment of the company that provides solutions and implements for police and intelligence, Pegasus. The latter filed the complaint in 2020.
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Therefore, the charges for which the National Renewal militant is being investigated are alleged commission of the crimes of tax fraud, falsification of public instrument and administrative prevarication; that is to say, the fault in which a non-judicial public employee knowingly dictates “a manifestly unfair order or resolution in a contentious administrative or merely administrative business”, according to the Penal Code.
as slogan Radio BioBío, Martorell referred to the process, alluding that “I am innocent of what a company that lost the tender is accusing me of,” as well as emphasizing that it has not been formalized, since the accusation corresponds to the due process of investigation by the prosecution.
The hearing would have been held in front of the Investigative Police and Investigative Police (PDI) and the prosecutor Francisco Ledezma.
A few months ago, the lawyer’s defense had to be assumed by a public defender after the lawyer’s resignation Luis Hermosilla, which represented her. According to Martorell, he abandoned the cause due to his high workload.