The Prosecutor’s Office and the Ministries of Security and Finance sign an agreement to combat money and asset laundering

The Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR), the ministries of Finance and Security and the Superintendency of the Financial System (SSF) signed an agreement of cooperation, coordination and exchange of information to achieve an effective fight against money and asset laundering.

The document was initialed by the Ministers of Justice and Public Security, Gustavo Villatoro, of Finance, Alejandro Zelaya, the Attorney General, Rodolfo Delgado and the Superintendent of the Financial System, Mario Ernesto Menéndez Alvarado.

The agreement specifies that the parties undertook to integrate a work table that will develop the processes and procedures for the creation of an online exchange system for quantitative and / or qualitative data that are relevant in the public security and investigation strategy. of the crime.

The document establishes the commitment to design, manage, promote and develop joint specialized training processes aimed at the personnel that make up each of the institutions, establish a channel of constant communication between the parties, in order to streamline projects, procedures or programs such as result of the agreement.

According to the agreement, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security undertakes to make useful and relevant information available to the Prosecutor’s Office, as well as the databases that allow the identification of persons of interest in the investigation of crimes within the scope of the system. financial, as well as the execution of coordinated and coordinated actions with the National Civil Police for the effective prosecution of crimes of a financial nature.

For its part, the SSF agreed to manage with the members of the Financial System the timely delivery to the other parties, of all the information that is required for the investigation of the crimes of money and asset laundering and financing of terrorism and other crimes of financial character, as well as keeping confidentiality on any requirement made by the other parties by virtue of their constitutional and legal mandate.

Meanwhile, the FGR undertakes to keep strict confidentiality of the identity of the members of the financial system who have some kind of intervention in the investigation of the referred illicit acts, for whom it will be granted a protection regime as a well-judged witness, safeguarding strict reserve and confidentiality. of your identity, according to the laws that regulate the matter.