The Probity, Transparency and Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office raided the Juan Santamaría Night School as well as the MEP Regional Directorate in Cañas for evidence related to a case against the director of the night college.
A student complaint led authorities to look into the case. The director is suspected of charging ₡30,000 to eleventh year students in order to have him change their grades so that they could pass the year.
The director summoned a student to the school on a Saturday to finalize the agreement. Judicial agents arrested the official after the meeting but he was released shortly after. He may face two to eight years in prison for abusing his public position for capital benefit.
The man has been suspended with pay since November pending the result of the investigation. The Public Prosecutor’s Office has not ordered the man’s arrest or any precautionary measures.