Translated From: Antulio “Kobbo” Santarrosa will testify in trial against Raphy Pina
Discovered on: 2021-12-14 14:44:34
The television producer Antulio “Kobbo” Santarrosa, known by the character of “La Comay”, was summoned by the prosecution to testify today, Tuesday, in the trial that continues against Raphy Pina in the Federal Court, in Hato Rey.
The production of the TeleOnce television program confirmed to this medium that the summons is scheduled for today, at 1:00 pm
Santarrosa’s name first emerged in the case when Judge Francisco Besosa read it from a list of names that included potential witnesses in the case, including federal agents and government employees.
Meanwhile, among other names, the judge also read that of the urban music singer Daddy Yankee, but the defense of Pina, who represents the reggaeton artist artistically, denied that he is a witness in the case, but his name was read as one of the that will be mentioned during the trial.
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Similarly, the singer’s spokeswoman said yesterday in written statements that Daddy Yankee has not been cited.
Yesterday afternoon, Santarrosa’s name came up again during the opening arguments of federal prosecutor María Montañez on the first day of the trial.
According to Montañez, the FBI intercepted a telephone call between Pina Nieves and Santarrosa in March 2020. He indicated that in that conversation the accused allegedly said that the house in the Caguas Real urbanization was his, where the agents seized two firearms and ammunition.
The federal prosecutor’s office seeks to convince the jury that Pina Nieves had “constructive possession” of both fire. That means that he had “control” of these, which he is prohibited as a federal convict, after pleading guilty to bank fraud in 2015.
Pina Nieves faces two counts of possession of a firearm illegally modified to fire automatically and of possession of a firearm by a person who was convicted of a federal crime.
For each charge you expose yourself to a maximum of 10 years in prison.