Lawyers of local deputy from Sinaloa Lucero Guadalupe Sánchez appeared before the corresponding section of the Chamber of Deputies in response to the process of impeachment initiated against her by the Attorney General’s Office (PGR), for falsifying documents and possible links to the drug trafficker Joaquín “Chapo” Guzmán.
In an interview, the defense lawyer of the so called “Chapo-deputy”, Rubén Tamayo, stated that there were no judicial grounds for the PGR’s request to the legislative power to strip the deputy of her immunity.
Tamayo said that he was confident that there was no grounds for and impeachment of the controversial Sinaloa deputy, given that falsifying documents is not considered a serious offense, due to which Lucero Guadalupe Sánchez should not be stripped of her immunity.
He assured that the proofs that will be brought forth during the sessions to be held by the deputies will demonstrate that the she is not responsible, and the final ruling would be against the impeachment sought by the PGR.
“With the proof we will bring, we will demonstrate that she doesn’t have to be held responsable an it will be declared there are no grounds for the the impeachment. She is not responsable for the offense.”
After receiving a 64 page documents, the president of the corresponding section of the Chamber of Deputies, Ricardo Ramírez Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) informed that next Monday an agreement will be issued to initiate a 30 day period so that both parts can present their pleas that will be added to the file.
The PRI legislator rejected that the impeachment process against the Sinaloa deputy has any political motivations.
We are in the presence of a behaviour that is being investigated to determine if it merits the withdrawal of immunity, allowing the Public Prosecutor’s Office to exercise criminal proceedings, independently of the gravity of the offense.”
Ricardo Ramírez Nieto. PRI Deputy.
“The theme does not have to do with that, or if we are dealing with a serious offense or not, we are in the presence of a behaviour that is being investigated to determine if it merits the withdrawal of immunity, allowing the Public Prosecutor’s Office to exercise criminal proceedings, independently of the gravity of the offense.”
Ricardo Ramírez Nieto explained that there will be a 60 day period to issue its resolution, with a possible 15 day extension.