President Andrés Manuel López Obrador described the decision of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) to invalidate the informal preventive detention for the crimes of smuggling, tax fraud and the issuance, sale, alienation, purchase or acquisition of tax receipts, which cover non-existent operations.
In the morning conference at the National Palace, the president said that yesterday was a bad day for the Judiciary, because his decision means giving impunity to those who defraud the Public Treasury.
“It is very unfortunate, that is a shame. Imagine, the ministers protecting tax fraudsters and billing agents, even if they say what they say, it is protecting those at the top, the powerful, white-collar crime, yesterday was a bad day for the Judiciary. Yesterday yes, Supreme Court of law if anything, not of justice. That is not possible.
“That they reform, it is a shame that the law is applied for the benefit of those who have money or those who are engaged in illegal businesses, just because they have good tax offices, and the people?” he said.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) declared unconstitutional the inclusion of three fiscal offenses in the catalog of illicit actions that warrant unofficial preventive detention. These are the crimes of smuggling and tax fraud, in both cases, with their equivalents; as well as the issuance, sale, alienation, purchase or acquisition of tax receipts that cover non-existent, false operations or simulated legal acts.
López Obrador argued that his government will continue to publicly denounce these events and will continue to point out that the judiciary is not guaranteeing a true administration of justice.
He recognized that only the ministers Yasmín Esquivel Mossa and Loretta Ortiz Alhf spoke out against it.
“All the rest, as employees of the machuchones, unfortunate, from someone else’s grief. Now if there is a fraud, preventive pressure has to be justified. Imagine, 24 hours to see the judge looking for how to justify, nothing, a legal attitude, not even attached to the law, a caricature of the rule of law, ”he remarked.
And it is that, according to the President, the invoice companies have done a lot of damage to the country, “what we saw yesterday is a shame, how much damage they did with false invoices, they created that 12 years ago,” he accused.
Even, to avoid the release of alleged criminals, the president revealed that he had already ordered the Secretary of Security to stop possible releases with writings “that they endure, that they send a letter to the judge, I cannot because I have other data and that they endure.” .