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Monday, April 22 2019 @ 12:01 AM UTC

Rogelio Cruz Insists On His Innocence (Lawyer - Cell Phone Smuggling Case)

Crime & PunishmentThe lawyer Rogelio Cruz, who is defending the high profile detainee identified as Fermin Antonio Taveras Ramirez, who is allegedly the second suspect in the kidnapping and murder of five young people in La Chorrera, insisted he did not violate any rules in the jail of the National Police based in Ancon when he visited his client, and giving him a wristwatch with an integrated cell phone that had been sent by a relative.

After this case came to light in the news media, Cruz said he was unaware that the watch had an integrated cell phone, and he said on the channel 13 Telemetro news broadcast that those who committed an inappropriate action were the officers of the National Police, who are working in the jail where Taveras is being held. Cruz said the attitude of the police officers was arbitrary.

Before the accusations against him, Cruz said he is willing to face justice, and that likewise, he expects the "National Police criminals" to do the same. The lawyer reiterated that the conversation between him and his client, recorded during the visit in the Ancon prison is private, so that after the dissemination of the video through YouTube, he would proceed legally, not only in his name, but also on behalf of the detainee.

In this regard, Cruz said the legal process in this case will provide the opportunity to hear what the Attorney General Jose Ayu Prado thinks, because it was a crime committed by the National Police. (Estrella)

Editor's Comment: Amazing. Here this guy is caught red handed on video tape, smuggling a cell phone to a serial killer in prison. But yet he has the balls to proclaim a degree of "plausible deniability" in saying that he didn't know the watch was also a cell phone. And, the right to privacy was violated with the video tape. And, he's going to be the one pressing charges. Bullshit. He was flat out caught red handed. Of course, with his ingrained attitude of a criminal defense attorney, he's going to try to defend himself legally, as is his right. He spends all of his time trying to obtain acquittals for guilty parties - and apparently the only difference this time is that he will be defending himself.

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