I. INTRODUCTION TO THE CASE AND PURPOSE OF THE DISPUTE, 5 II. PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE COURT, 7 III. JURISDICTION, 9 IV. EVIDENCE,9 1. Documentary, testimonial, and expert evidence, 10 2. Admission of documentary evidence, 11 3. Admission of testimonial and evidentiary evidence, 12 V. FACTS OF THE CASE, 13 A. Prior considerations regarding facts not included in the application, 13 1.Arguments of the parties, 13 2.Considerations of the Court, 14 B. Proven facts related to the sanctions imposed on Mr. López Mendoza, 15 1. The Comptroller General of the Republic and the National System of Fiscal oversight, 15 2. Components and stages of the administrative proceeding for the determination of responsibility,18 3. Administrative Proceeding in relation to the activity of Mr. López Mendoza in PDVSA, 20 3.1. Phases of actions of fiscal oversight, 21 3.2. Investigative phase, 22 3.3. Administrative proceeding for the determination of responsibility, 24 3.4. Motion to Reconsider, 26 3.5. Imposition of the sanction of disqualification, 26 3.6. Motion to Reconsider, 26 3.7. Judicial appeal for annulment of the administrative decision of the State [recurso contencioso administrative de nulidad],27 4. Proceeding in relation to some of the decisions adopted by Mr. López Mendoza as Mayor of Chacao, 30 4.1. Phases of action of fiscal oversight, 30 4.2. Investigation Phase, 31 4.3. Administrative proceeding for the determination of responsibility, 32 4.4. Writ of amparo filed by the representatives of the alleged victim, 33 4.5. Continuation of the administrative proceeding, 33 4.6. Motion to Reconsider, 35 4.7. Imposition of the sanction of disqualification, 36 4.8. Motion to Reconsider, 36 4.9. Judicial appeal for annulment of the administrative decision of the State [recurso contencioso administrative de nulidad] with the precautionary measure for protection of a constitutional right [medida de amparo cautelar] and suspension of effects, 37 2

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