Lawyer Juan Collado Mocelo filed an appeal to challenge the decision of the control judge Felipe de Jesús Delgadillo Padierna, for which he decided not to link to the process and annul the case against three lawyers and a financier linked to the former legal adviser to the presidency, Julio Scherer Ibarra.
This is how the newspaper reports the day, citing sources close to Collado’s defense, who pointed out that The appeal was presented on Tuesday at the Federal Criminal Justice Center of the South Prison.
After a hearing of more than 24 hours, which began last Wednesday and ended on Thursday, Judge Delgadillo Padierna considered that there was serious violations of due process and the presumption of innocence of those mentioned, Juan Antonio Araujo Riva Palacio, César Omar González Hernández, David Gómez Arnau and Isaac Pérez Rodríguez.
The Attorney General’s Office (FGR) sought to link these people for the crimes of extortion, money laundering and influence peddling, after the complaint filed by Collado, related to pressure to sell Caja Libertad to Grupo Afirme in exchange for negotiating his release. Grupo Afirme is owned by Julio César Villarreal Guajardo, who Collado says has ties to Julio Scherer.
In a statement, the FGR was “strictly” opposed to what it called “the illegal resolution” of the judge and He assured that he would appeal the decision. According to the media, this Wednesday is the deadline for the Prosecutor’s Office to present the appeal.
According to the sources cited by the newspaper, the appeal of Collado’s lawyerswill be turned over to the unitary criminal courts attached to the South Prison, that will determine whether to maintain, modify or revoke Judge Delgadillo Padierna’s ruling.
In addition, Juan Collado asked the judge to investigate, because he did not declare himself prevented from hearing the case, despite the fact that those close to Scherer they played a role in the release of the judge’s uncle, René Bejarano, husband of his aunt, the brunette Dolores Padierna.
The newspaper Reform reported on Tuesday night, a communication addressed to the Minister President of the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJN) and the Federal Judiciary Council (CJF), Arturo Zaldívar, in which a series of “coincidences” about the relationship between the persons mentioned and the judge are listed.
“For the good of the country, of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, of the Judicial Power of the Federation and of all the officers, secretaries, judges, magistrates and ministers who strive every day for a better Mexico, where prevail justice and legality, sI request that these irregularities be investigated in order to preserve the honorability of said institutions and erase the public image generated by said judge, that in this country an act of corruption and influence peddling is resolved with another of the same nature, leaving the defendants in an absolute state of defenselessness, ”says the petition published by the newspaper .
“What a convenient coincidence: on May 19, 2022, among all the federal judges, the one who resolved my complaint was the judge Felipe de Jesus Delgadillo Padierna, nephew of Messrs. René Bejarano and Dolores Padierna”, he points out.
“What a convenient coincidence: the defendants and their defender Agustín Acosta were the lawyers who freed Mr. René Bejarano, uncle of Judge Delgadillo Padierna, who also have a close friendship with the Bejarano Padierna family”.
“What a convenient coincidence: Judge Delgadillo Padierna, knowing all this and having a clear animosity against me, friendship with the accused and with one of the defenders, He did not present an impediment to knowing the facts.”
In addition, Collado recalls that took the case as a lawyer of operations with resources of illicit origin that took Bejarano to jail.
It also indicates that Araujo, González and Pérez did not appear at the indictment hearing convened by a judge of the North Prison and, nevertheless, they did attend the meeting called by Judge Delgadillo Padierna, “his friend.”
“What a coincidence that, when ruling, Judge Delgadillo Padierna not treat me as a victim but as ‘his defendant’ and that he could not contain his rancor, rage and rage, pointing out that it was a personal revenge against me, pretending to justify that it was supposedly lies, which were never disproved in a hearing. Is this an impartial judge? , he questioned.
“In one thing I agree with Judge Delgadillo Padierna, God is needed to ‘defend against a judge who plays God’. What a coincidence, what a coincidence, what a coincidence and many more coincidences. But coincidences like that we all know don’t exist!
This in allusion to the sentence pronounced by Judge Delgadillo at the hearing: “In the face of such a perverse accusation, God is needed as a lawyer”, as narrated in Aristegui Live the lawyer Agustín Acosta, who defended David Gómez Arnau.
Collado maintains that at last week’s hearing, it was proven that those named had information on their bank accounts and they forced him to give him 1.5 million dollars through Isaac Pérezwhom he does not know and yet presented himself as his defender.