Moncada Luna was scheduled to appear yesterday, but presented a medical certificate claiming he was suffering from high blood pressure and other conditions related to stress and depression. However, subsequent inquiries brought the validity of the certificate into question, and independent medical exams did not reveal any problems, resulting in today's appearance.
At the hearing, the suspended judge will have to decide whether or not to accept a plea bargain on corruption charges that will result in a prison sentence of up to five years or go to trial before the full Assembly. He is facing charges of unjustified enrichment, corruption, fraud and money laundering. Under the plea agreement, he would be convicted of fraud and unjustified enrichment, while the other two charges would be dismissed.