The politicized case of Matías Salazar is back in the news, but this time the plot looks unfavorable for the Prosecutor Katherine Nataly Botardo Pereira, who will have to render an account to justice for her illegitimate actions. During the first week of last February 2020, Aragua State Assistant Prosecutor Katherine Nataly Botardo Pereira gestured one of the most ruthless “indictments for hire” known in Venezuela. “In cold blood and complicity” this prosecutor was the protagonist of manufacturing in less than 24 hours, a file plagued with incongruous and inconsistent accusations against the Venezuelan-Spanish citizen Matías Salazar. “A true monster that tried to evade justice.” Despite the great efforts announced by the Attorney General of the Republic Tarek William Saab trying to clean up what he called a “new type of corruption within the Public Ministry that affects the Justice system”, certain prosecutors still prefer to continue taking the risk of quirky with justice. “Neither the bunch of keys, nor the little radio, nor the induced rescues, nor the Disney movie, nor the crazy 30-year captivity,” were sufficient simulations for Prosecutor Botardo to continue trying to materialize her macabre accusation. Another of his occurrences was to misappropriate Matías Salazar’s cell phone, for his personal use. As reported on February 11 by lawyer José Luis Briceño Barreto, the phone was withheld under duress from the mother of the illegitimately accused. It was confirmed that the WhatsApp assigned to the team was blocked on February 17. Since then the cell phone has been turned on and off daily, despite the team being in the hands of the prosecutor Botardo according to the record.
of the team use it and it was evidenced in an emptying carried out.
“She thought no one would notice. The prosecutor Botardo was very reckless in seizing an item that is the property of her accused to manipulate it while the equipment is in her custody.
What could be the interest of the prosecutor Katherine Nataly Botardo Pereira in this misappropriation of evidence? This is not the first time that Prosecutor Botardo has been the subject of investigations. On March 20, 2018, this prosecutor was involved in a mysterious traffic accident where she was allegedly behind the wheel and a person lost his life.
Apparently speeding and recklessness were the causes that caused the accident. In the event, Frederykys Sirahis González Rivero lost his life and the legal assistant of the Aragua State Public Ministry, Yamifer Verónica Manrique Gutiérrez and the Prosecutor Katherine Nataly Botardo Pereira, all residing in the Girardot municipality and occupants of the Corolla Gris, with plates AC710HG, were injured. .
To date, this fatality has been kept out of the public eye and the course of the investigations that determine the responsibilities are unknown.
We cannot ignore the moral and emotional damage that these “criminal actions” by Prosecutor Botardo have affected an entire family, which is worth mentioning in passing that she had known in part since her childhood.
Botardo, acting in complicity with the intellectual authors, agreed to perpetrate this simulation, in fact punishable, which got out of hand and ended up turning a frustrated international extortion attempt.
It is expected that in the next few hours the public ministry will rule on the matter.
From a source close to the lawyer Briceño Barreto, we learned that despite the procedural delay caused by covid-19, Matías Salazar has so far enjoyed good treatment from the authorities in charge of his custody.
“I always said that my client is innocent. Justice sometimes takes time, but trusting in God always arrives ”.
Once the facts are clarified, an official statement from the defense of Matías Salazar is expected.