Paraguay's Attorney General Javier Díaz Veron could face impeachment proceedings for abuse of power following a request made by opposition lawmakers in the Senate.
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The legislators lodged the request Friday with the head of Congress, Fernando Lugo, calling on the Chamber of Deputies to initiate legal proceedings in response to allegations of Veron's "unethical and outrageous behavior."
The draft declaration was signed following the broadcast of an audio recording featuring President Horacio Cartes' right-hand man Carmelo Caballero, and the former secretary of deposed deputy Oscar Gonzalez Daher, Raul Fernandez Lippmann.
In the recording, the pair can be heard discussing "negotiations" to insert Veron into the new three-people, pre-candidate list for the position of attorney general.
The audio was played before the plenary session of the Upper House, and signatories to the request are now waiting to find out if it will be supported by other senators.
Moments before, the Senate had dismissed pro-government legislator Gonzalez Daher, after phone conversations were discovered which appeared to implicate him in an alleged miscarriage of justice.