I had to check the headlines three times, but Venezuela’s new Supreme Court chief, Maikel José Moreno Pérez is a former policeman convicted of the 1987 murder of a woman, for which he served a year in prison (link in Spanish).
— ANONYMOUS (@apocaliptico777) May 26, 2015
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.
Moreno was also investigated and found not guilty of a death following a shootout in 1989.
Moreno was married in 2012 Miami to a Cuban-American woman nine years his senior. The marriage came under investigation for immigration fraud and ended in 2014.
Additionally, El País reports that Moreno was alleged to have been a member of the legal system corruption group La banda de los enanos (The Dwarves’ Gang), an accusation denied by the legal system.
You can’t make this up.