However, it is unlikely that the case will advance as the Prosecutor’s Office has been questioned for responding to President Bukele, after its previous head was dismissed by pro-government deputies and the new chief decided to suspend investigations of alleged corruption.
At the beginning of September, Cristosal, an organization that defends human rights in Central America, presented a Request for the Court of Accounts to audit the authorization processes for the purchase of digital currency and to review the construction of the booths where ATMs of the government digital wallet Chivo were installed.
In addition, he requested to investigate the permits granted by the municipalities where some 50 service centers were built for network users. However, the government of President Bukele did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.
“Having admitted the complaint, proceed to carry out the legal analysis report and, in a timely manner, forward such report to the General Audit Coordination, so that it orders (to) carry out the corresponding audit examination”said the Court of Accounts last Thursday.
According to the indictment, officials allegedly acted illegally by authorizing purchases before the entry into force of a $ 150 million trust to develop the digital project, approved by Congress on August 31.
For its part, on September 7, El Salvador became the first country in the world to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender.