Former Legal Director to the Minister of Government in Bolivia Publicly Apologizes to Jacob Ostreicher

From Jacob’s Blog: The former legal director, currently in Palmasola prison, publicly apologized to Jacob Ostreicher in a court room on April 4, 2013. However, he immediately added “I was following orders from my superiors”. It is clear from Rivera’s statements that he is implicating several Bolivian officials, referring to former ministers Sacha Llorenti, Alfredo Rada, and current Minister Carlos Romero.

Jacob Ostreicher did not accept Rivera’s apology. He is technically still a prisoner, being held under house arrest without any charges for 23 months. Jacob Ostreicher and his family watched and listened as Rivera ranted during each hearing. Congressman Chris Smith was in the court room when Rivera threatened to file charges against the judge. The family also watched Rivera drag the judge into a side room before entering the court room. When the judge tried to shrug off Rivera’s hand, he grabbed his shirt sleeve and forced the judge into another room. That judge subsequently resigned from the case as did others before and after him. How can Jacob accept Rivera’s apology? The damage this man has done is indescribable, most of which is irreversible.4_4_13El_Deber

One must wonder what kind of a person Rivera is when his best excuse for his viciousness was to follow orders. Rivera wasn’t the lowest rung on this ladder or the last link in the chain. He was the Legal Advisor to the Minister of Government. That’s pretty high up. Fernando Rivera survived several leadership changes in the Ministry and had his own power and his own minions. Who were his real superiors? How high up does this ladder reach?

Prosecutors asked Fernando Rivera to reveal who gave him those orders. The request was presented at the resumption of Rivera’s hearing yesterday afternoon, however the detainee avoided going into further details on the issue stating he feared for his safety. The hearing was suspended shortly after midnight due to the late hour and will commence on Monday morning. From: FreeJacobBlog.

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  1. so whats next? let my uncle come home already..what takes so long? why is he kept for such long peroid under house arrest? didnt the boliva judge promise in dec that after 45 days he will be freed? you cant believe the bolivians wtvr they utter from their mouth..the talking has nothing to do with the action..nothing connected.

  2. to # 1 – Bolivia is a third world country, are you surprised!!! be happy media is aloud, and you can at least follow the story.
    to # 2 – you seem to forget we are in golus.

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