Politician Roberto d’Aubuisson and Family Faces Civil Lawsuit Over Alleged Illicit Enrichment

By Eddie Galdamez  |  Nov 13th, 2023
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The Salvadoran Attorney General’s Office (FGR) has sued the former deputy and former mayor of Santa Tecla for the ARENA party, Roberto d’Aubuisson, his wife, and two children, for alleged illicit enrichment of $992,699.52.

The Attorney General’s Office filed the lawsuit at the Second Instance Environmental Chamber of Santa Tecla in La Libertad on November 7, 2023.

The FGR has civilly sued Roberto Dʼabuisson and his family group for the Illicit Enrichment of $992,699 US dollars, of which they could not justify their legal origin. The FGR requests the Second Instance Environmental Chamber of Santa Tecla that Dʼabuisson return said amount to the State. Attorney General’s Office (FGR).

Roberto d’Aubuisson is a Salvadoran politician of the ARENA political party. D’Aubuisson was mayor of Santa Tecla from 2015 to 2021; previously, he served as deputy in the Salvadoran legislative assembly from 2012 to 2015.

The lawsuit details nine irregularities totaling $45,465 when he was a deputy at the Legislative Assembly, as well as another 13 irregularities in the period from May 1, 2015, to April 30, 2018, when he served his first term as city mayor, totaling $363,716.

Also, in his second period as mayor, from 2018 to 2021, prosecutors found four financial irregularities totaling $41,670. The alleged illicit enrichment totals $480,851.01, according to prosecutors.

The Civil lawsuit includes his wife Jackeline Jannethe Lopez de d’Aubuisson, and his two children: Johana d’Aubuisson Lopez and Roberto José d’Aubuisson Lopez.

D’Aubuisson’s wife is questioned about 24 irregularities, six from when d’Aubuisson was a deputy for $179,363.09. Another seven anomalies from her husband’s first period as mayor for $206,006.33, and 11 from the last period as city mayor for $128,059.19, which totals $513,428.64.

Johana d’Aubuisson Lopez is charged with the alleged illicit enrichment of $12,939.87 for eight financial irregularities. Six from when his father was a deputy, for $7,277, and two during his father’s tenure as city mayor for $5,662.87.

His son, Roberto José d’Aubuisson Lopez, is questioned for financial irregularities totaling $15,480 during his father’s term as city mayor.

The Salvadoran Prosecutor’s Office requested in the lawsuit that Roberto d’Aubuisson, his wife, and two children be sentenced to repay the State for what they supposedly enriched and that he be disqualified from holding public office again.