The home of Monsignor Carlos Stetter is raided, following a complaint of alleged legitimation of illicit profits

The home of Monsignor Carlos Stetter is raided, following a complaint of alleged legitimation of illicit profits

April 19, 2024, 12:15 PM

April 19, 2024, 12:15 PM

The prosecutor’s office and officers of the anti-corruption unit They raided this Friday andhe home of the Monsignor of San Ignacio de Velasco, Carlos Stetter, within the investigations that follow him for the alleged crime of Legitimation of Illicit Gains (LGI).

Prosecutor Gustavo Ríos was the one who led thethe raid, achieving the seizure of a van and documents that will be analyzed, which were transferred to the capital of Santa Cruz, where the ex officio investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office began.

The truck kidnapped during the raid /Photo: Wally Palacios (capture).

The search warrant that was exposed by the investigated monsignor, to the press, they detail that the order was issued on Thursday, April 18, by Judge Primo Flores Rodríguez, who ordered prosecutor Gustavo Adolfo Ríos Guaygua to carry out the operation.

The process investigated by the anti-corruption unit is against the monsignor Carlos Stetter, Juan Miguel Zarza Álvarez and the diocese of San Ignacio de Velasco, according to the document presented by one of those investigated.

According to prosecutor Ríos, investigations began two months ago after it became evident that the monsignor has various real estate assets and a economic flow above a million dollars, that make the Prosecutor’s Office presume that it does not fit with the activities carried out by the religious.

“HE investigates the origin of the monsignor’s assets. The investigation began two months ago ex officio by the Public Ministry,” explained the prosecutor.

The hilux van with license plate 6404 YFA was transferred to the capital of Santa Cruz, to the offices of the Specialized Department for the Fight against Corruption and Investigation of Legitimation of Illicit Profits and Financing of Terrorism.

The Prosecutor's Office and the Police raided the home of the Monsignor of San Ignacio /Photo: Wally P
The investigated monsignor describes the raid as abuse / Photo: Wally Palacios (capture).

Monsignor Stetter described the raid as an abuse by the Police and the Public Ministry. “They seized documentsit is an investigation for legitimation of illicit profits, but I still don’t know why,” said the religious after reading the search warrant that the Prosecutor’s Office gave him.

Stetter indicated that he has been living for 45 years in San Ignacio de Velasco, but he does not know the reasons why his home was being raided and his truck was kidnapped. He presumes that he is being investigated for a previous complaint for drug trafficking, the religious closed.

The home of Monsignor Carlos Stetter is raided, following a complaint of alleged legitimation of illicit profits

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