Attorney General fingers opposition leader for improper influence
Public prosecutors dug into the superseded law of government property safeguard
The information was supplied by the office headed by Luisa Ortega Díaz in a press release.
The notice reads that the founder of opposition Voluntad Popular party is presumably involved in abuse of authority or ensuing improper influence.
López arrived on Thursday morning at the Public Prosecutor's Office located in downtown Caracas, where dozens of followers awaited. The hearing took for hours.
The funds were allotted by Pdvsa when López's mother, Antonietta Mendoza, worked at the state-owned company.
Cristian Fonseca, a businessman in La Candelaria district downtown Caracas, was doing the accounts in his small shop office on Sunday December 21, 2008. The Christmas shopping season kept him working late hours into the night. It was around 11 p.m. and his phone rang. A friend broke the bad news to him over the telephone.