José Acacio was arrested on May 2, 2014 in Maracay, Aragua State, along with other officers for allegedly planning a coup against the Venezuelan government. It was known as “Blue Strike” because most of the people involved were aviation officers. They would use a Tucano aircraft to attack several government headquarters.
The officers involved in this same case are: Aviation General Oswaldo Hernández, retired Colonel (Av) José Gregorio Delgado, Lieutenant Colonel Ruperto Chiquinquirá Sánchez, Major (Av) Víctor José Ascanio, Major (Av) Cesar Orta Santamaría, Captain ( Av) Andrés Thomson Martínez. Captain Neri Córdoba Moreno (Av.), captain Laided Salazar de Zerpa (Av), captain (r) of the National Guard Juan Carlos Nieto Quintero.
On the opening day of the trial, José Acacio Moreno admitted the facts described by the prosecution and was sentenced to 3 years and 11 months in prison for instigating the rebellion and military decorum. On January 16, 2016, the First Military Tribunal for the Execution of Sentences agreed to grant the judicial redemption of the sentence for work and studies. Today, he expects that decision to be fulfilled.
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