How is Jose Pinto?
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Jose Pintado is the latest politician to find himself in hot water.
A former congressman, Pinto was forced to resign from Congress after being charged with corruption.
He is now in prison awaiting trial for alleged crimes.
“This has nothing to do with me,” Pinto told reporters after he was released.
“I never had a criminal conviction.”
On Monday, he said he didn’t have any plans to run for office.
“I have never done anything.
I don’t even know what this is,” Pintao said.
The case of Pinto has come at a bad time for the former politician.
Pinto, who served as the chair of the country’s powerful National Commission on Human Rights, was accused of embezzling $1.3 million from the countrys central bank.
Pintado, who is also accused of fraud, said he was under the impression the funds were for an art exhibit.
“In the last two years, I have been in the government, and I am working on a project.
This project is not my personal money,” he said.
“But I don´t think it is any different from the rest of my personal funds.”
He said he will donate the funds to a charity, as well as pay a fine of $250,000 to the bank.
The latest twist in the case comes amid reports that the bank may have violated Pinto’s privacy by not releasing all of the details of the alleged embezzle.
Authorities have also accused Pinto of violating the Espacio del Mundo, or Espiritual Constitution, by not telling Pintano that he was the subject of an investigation by the Commission on Criminal Complaints.
The Espiritu Santo, the highest court in Spain, has opened an investigation into Pinto for alleged fraud.
Pino has denied wrongdoing.
Jose Pintado is the latest politician to find himself in hot water.A former congressman, Pinto was forced to resign from…