A comparison of signatures of tax declarations made by Ofelia Taitelbaum, former Ombudsman, would be critical in the criminal investigation brought against her.
As confirmed by the public prosecutor, the review is in charge of technicians of the Forensic Science Laboratory of the Judiciary, who also gathered the evidence and the data of the case.
Taitelbaum is accused of alleged falsification and coercion and the investigation against her was triggered by a complaint filed by María de los Angeles Otárola, seamstress, who struggled to be registered in the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS).
After investigating why she did not qualify for social insurance, Otárola filed a complaint with the Judicial Investigation Organization (OIJ), because she appeared – without her consent – as a consultant in Taitelbaum’s company, Inversiones Beyof, and as the receiver of ¢32 million colones, of which she claims not receiving a single dime.
Taitelbaum left her position on July 7th, 2014, claiming transparency to face the proceedings against her.