The farther left the government, the more it is about the expropriation of wealth — that is, the more it is a criminal enterprise. So this comes as no surprise:
Venezuela’s new Supreme Court President is Judge Maikel José Moreno Pérez, a convicted felon.
Moreno, who was previously Vice President, was convicted of the murder of Ruben Gil Márquez in 1989 while serving as a Director of Intelligence and Prevention Services official.
He said he will work “24 hours a day” to end impunity and corruption in the country.
Is that all? He should have said 25.
Let’s have a look at his curriculum vitae:
Moreno, the new president of the court, served one year in prison after being granted a procedural benefit in 1990. After three months, he entered the Judicial Branch as a secretary of a court in Caracas despite having only studied one semester of law at Santa Maria University, where he graduated in 1995. …
According to several investigations, Moreno has also been accused of “forging records and procedural documents,” but these charges were dismissed by the country’s highest criminal court.
He is also involved in Danilo Anderson’s murder proceedings, as many claim to have seen him the same night of the murder.
Anderson, a radical leftist and Hugo Chavez supporter, was a state prosecutor investigating people accused of crimes against the state when he was assassinated in 2004. It is unclear who killed him and why; a court convicted apparent scapegoats. Anderson seems to have been as corrupt as Moreno, and may have been killed by fellow members of an extortion ring.
Already Democrats are feverishly pursuing voting rights for felons. Follow Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, et al. down the path Venezuela took, and within a generation we too may see convicted criminals on the Supreme Court.
On a tip from R F.