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Child Abuse Trial Of Former Costa Rica Priest Will Continue

The trial of Mauricio Viquez, a former Costa Rica priest will continue after all. There was a concern that the long legal process of...

Costa Rican lawmakers remove Supreme Court justice accused of rape

All 53 lawmakers present at a Monday session of the Legislative Assembly voted in favor of removing Supreme Court Justice Óscar González Camacho from the bench, just days before González would have retired. The unanimous vote means González now will face a criminal trial on six counts of alleged rape and one count of attempted rape.

Legislative hearing on Supreme Court justice facing rape charges delayed until next week

A Legislative Assembly hearing to discuss the possible removal of Supreme Court Justice Óscar González Camacho of the court's Civil Chamber, or Sala I, was postponed until Monday. González faces six criminal charges of rape and one charge of attempted rape.

Prosecutor’s Office files embezzlement charges against former Costa Rican President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez

Two National Insurance Institute top officials were also charged.

Court of appeals overturns conviction of ex-president Miguel Ángel Rodríguez

A court of appeals Friday overturned the conviction of ex-Costa Rican President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez (1998-2002) and acquitted him on the charge of "instigating corruption" in a case of influence peddling with the Costa Rican Electricity Institute and French telecommunications giant Alcatel.

Ex-Prez Miguel Ángel Rodríguez receives 5-year jail term in bribe case

Judge bans former Costa Rican president from serving in public office for 12 years. Rodríguez is second ex-president to receive prison sentence since 2009.
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