Legislator from Frente Amplio, Patricia Mora, formalized a waiver of immunity, to face a lawsuit for alleged libel and defamation filed against the businessman Óscar Echeverria Heigold.
The legislator addressed a note to the President of the Legislative Assembly, Antonio Álvarez, in which she formally communicated her decision.
In accordance with Article 110 of the Constitution, I hereby give my voluntary and irrevocable waiver to immunity that protects me as a legislator of the Republic, specifically to address the criminal case pending under file 16 resignation -000015-0016-PE, which deals with a criminal complaint for the alleged crimes of defamation and slander brought by Mr. Óscar Echeverría Heigold against me,”
indicates the note.
Mora, president of her party, also asked her fellow legislators to vote on her decision, but Álvarez said it was not necessary.
The Legislative Board informed the decision of the congresswoman to the Third Chamber of the Supreme Court.
The businessman, owner of the Chánguina farm, located in Palmar Sur in Osa, raised the complaint claiming that Mora said he did not pay the worker-employer contributions of its employees to the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS).