Prosecutor’s Office Seek to force former CSJ president to return Over $230,000 to the state

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The former president of the CSJ and his spouse were sentenced to return $230,873.77 to the state. However, according to the FGR, the restitution of this money has not been carried out since the conviction in 2021.

On Wednesday, December 13, the Attorney General’s Office (FGR) requested the First Civil Chamber of San Salvador to force the former president of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) Agustín García Calderón to return to the State more than $230,000 for illicit enrichment.

The FGR recalled that former Judge García Calderón and his wife, Gloria Natividad Valdez de García, were brought to a civil trial in 2021 and that they were guilty of illicit enrichment by the Prime Chamber of Civil matters themselves.

The former president of the CSJ and his spouse were sentenced to return $230,873.77 to the state. However, according to the FGR, the restitution of this money has not been carried out since the conviction in 2021.

The FGR detailed that García Calderón and his wife received the conviction on 15 June 2021 and by the Civil Chamber on 17 December of that same year. Since that period, they have refused to respond to the court order, the prosecution said.

The tax office asked that convicted persons reinstate the money in any form, including through real estate and bank accounts that are frozen or intervened with a court order.

This article has been translated from the original which first appeared in La Prensa Grafica