On Tuesday, Epsy Campbell, from the Citizen Action Party (PAC), called the Board of Directors of the Bank of Costa Rica (BCR) to initiate legal actions to recover the money lost for the irregular loans of $30 million granted to the importer of Chinese cement, Juan Carlos Bolaños.
The legislator summoned the directors to file criminal complaints and civil remedies for one of the country’s biggest corruption scandals.
The inaction of the members of the new Board of Directors is worrying. It is an act of irresponsibility and negligence that now, with the enormous amount of evidence collected, they act so slowly and lazily. I have asked them, in a formal and emphatic manner, to take an agreement to instruct the competent bodies of the bank to file the corresponding criminal complaints to protect the public resources given to a corrupt businessman,”
The legislator argued that the actions of the Public Prosecutor’s Office to determine the responsibilities for the cementazo case have not been accompanied by an equally forceful response from the highest leaders of the BCR, an institution that could lose millions of dollars from Costa Ricans.
The bank, according to Campbell, must become a civil plaintiff or private plaintiff to help the Attorney General’s Office and recover the money lost because of those credits.
In case the members of the Board of Directors do not act, they must remember that the Organic Law of the National Banking System assigns them a personal civil liability for fraud, fault or negligence, due to the bad management of the bank,”
concluded the legislator.