|Maikel Moreno salad days|
The only surprise here, whatsoever, is the brazenness of the whole thing. And today takes the top price as a criminal is one of the newly appointed 12 "justices". One would have hoped that the regime would have found some tiny fig leaf to hide the impudence of its actions. But no. For example, two of the "justices" appointed are directly involved in flagrant irregularities of Simonovis case, Marjorie Calderon and Maikel Moreno. This last one was already a legal creep in the Puente Llaguno and Danilo Anderson affairs.
Then again let's not forget that the previous chair of the TSJ, Luisa Estela Morales, had been fired because of her incompetence, not once, twice. Never mind that the whole TSJ was filmed a few years ago singing as a chorus "Uh, Ah, Chavez no se va" (and here at 4:10, and even clearer here, the infamous 2006 session).
The requirements to be a "justice" in Venezuela is not that you are a legal eagle, that your prose and logic are impeccable. No, the only requirement is that you are willing to sign any sentence that those who truly hold power send you.
@dolartoday has the full "prontuario" (penal record?) of Maikel Moreno, today sworn in as a "justice" to the highest court of Venezuela, TSJ (it bears repeating!)
El Honorable Mikel. Les presento a uno de los futuros magistrados al Tribunal Supremo de Justicia. #NoValeYoNoCreo pic.twitter.com/o5jxsNUT5U
— DolarToday (@DolarToday) December 23, 2014
1987 murder in Ciudad Bolivar
1989 associated with another murder
1990 manages to go free
1993 secretary in some Caracas court (!!!!!)
1995 becomes lawyer from the Santa Maria U. (one of the easiest universities to get a degree from, little bit more than signing attendance sheet)
2002 defends one of the regime murderers of 2002 April
2003 becomes a minor judge in Caracas (!!!!)
2004 issues arrest order against Simonovis
2005 judge in charge of Anderson case (where he did forgeries)
2007 suspended in March and fired in June
2014 TSJ "justice".