CORRUPTION • Mauricio Eduardo Ochoa Urioste, National Law Director of Bolivian Oil Co. (YPFB, Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos), in the jail for benefits in reason of the position and passive bribe. He could be deprived two to six years of freedom .
APN (Achacachi Post News).- Mauricio Ochoa is in jail of San Pedro, in La Paz city, for benefits in reason of the position and passive bribe. He would have gotten 800 American dollars to a contractor of Bolivian Oil Co. (YPFB). For this action he was sent to San Pedro's jail for the judge's order Williams Davila for the possible crimes of own passive bribe and benefits in reason of the position. Mauricio Eduardo Ochoa Urioste had met last Friday outside of his office to the contractor to fix a contract but in exchange for money, which were given Mauricio Ochoa but before the contractor had photocopied them. The contractor called to the police, and Ochoa didn't know how to explain of where the American dollars came. On Saturday December 6, in the morning, he was presented to judge Williams Davila who sent him to the jail in order to have a high probability of having made the crime of own passive bribe and benefits in reason of the position.
Mauricio Eduardo Ochoa Urioste, militant of the political party Movement to the Socialism (MAS) of Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, was a staunch defender of the Government of MA S and of the “process of change” but without corruption.
Previously Ochoa had occupied a position in the Bolivian Social Security Office (CNSS) in which he tried to clean of corruption, but apparently he was also corrupt, it was tossed of the position for having taken vacations before completed a year. Months later he appeared in the position of Law Director of Bolivian Oil Co. (YPFB, Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos) named by the President of the Bolivian oil company, Mr. Ramírez.
Source: LA RAZON