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Court in Chile admits complaint against Piñera for Pandora papers

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Chilean court admitted Friday a complaint filed by a private individual against the country’s president, conservative Sebastián Piñera, after the publication of the leaked “Pandora Papers” revealed alleged irregularities in the sale in 2010 in the British Virgin Islands of his shares in a mining megaproject.

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Lawyer Luis Mariano Rendón explained on Twitter that he filed the lawsuit in the Seventh Court of Guarantee of Santiago because the facts revealed about the sale and purchase of Minera Dominga merit “a thorough investigation” and the Prosecutor’s Office “does not offer the necessary guarantees” for this.

Sebastián Piñera
Sebastián Piñera. (Photo internet reproduction)

Piñera, who has one of the largest fortunes in Chile and who will leave power in March 2022, has defended himself by saying that the information published last Sunday by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) was already investigated in 2017 by the courts, and the Prosecutor’s Office recommended its dismissal.

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