Bolivian prosecutors have charged former President Jeanine Áñez with five crimes for appointing Karina Leiva Áñez as manager of the Food and Derivatives Company (EBA) in May 2020 when she headed the country’s government.
Specifically, the ex-president is accused of the crimes of illegal appointments, unconstitutional decisions, breaches of duty, complicity as well as anticipation and expansion of functions, according to the Bolivian media “La Razón”.
“Jeanine Áñez had personal interests with a possible degree of kinship that caused loss and economic damage to the EBA company resulting in administrative mismanagement due to the appointment of a person who did not meet the requirements and experience for the above position . ” says the prosecutor.
In the indictment, signed by prosecutor Manuel Saavedra, prosecutors asked the judiciary to put the former president in preventive detention for six months, who is already in Miraflores prison in the Bolivian capital, La Paz, for other crimes.
In fact, for her role in the post-2019 election crisis, Áñez is jailed for various crimes, including terrorism, sedition and conspiracy. During her time in prison, she suffered health problems and attempted suicide.