Hillary seems to have a hard time separating herself from criminals. Probably because she is one. Alicia Machado has been accused of threatening a judge’s life and being an accomplice to a MURDER. No wonder she got along with Hillary.
The former Miss Universe at the center of a bitter exchange in Monday’s presidential debate was accused of aiding a would-be murderer and threatening to kill a judge, it has emerged.
Alicia Machado was named by Hillary Clinton as having been shamed for her weight in 1996 by Donald Trump, when she was Miss Universe and he bought the beauty contest, by being called ‘Miss Piggy’ when she gained weight.
The then-Miss Venezuela was photographed with Trump at a gym as he spoke about how she ‘loves to eat,’ and she also claimed he mocked her Latino accent, calling her ‘Miss Housekeeping.’
On Tuesday Machado launched her own attack on the Republican candidate, accusing him of abuse and ‘stupid things.’
But now two Associated Press reports from 1998 have revealed the Machado was accused of aiding attempted murder and threats to kill in Venezuela.
DailyMail.com has asked the Clinton campaign whether they knew about the accusations, which do not appear to have ended in conviction, before the candidate spoke about her at the debate.
The campaign also organized a conference call for reporters on Tuesday with the now 39-year-old actress, in which she spoke almost exclusively in Spanish to continue the attacks on Trump.
The troubling details of what Machado was accused of emerged after she had reigned as Miss Universe in 1996.
In January 1998, the Associated Press revealed that Machado had been accused in court documents in Cadacras of driving her boyfriend from the scene of a shooting.
She was ordered to testify in court, with her lawyer telling a local newspaper that she was in fact filming a soap opera at the time.
The murder, it was alleged, was the culmination of a bitter feud.
Machado’s boyfriend, Juan Rodriguez Reggeti, was accused of shooting his brother-in-law, Francisco Sbert Moukso – at the funeral of the dead man’s wife, Maria Rodriguez, who was the alleged murderer’s sister.
Sbert’s attorney alleged that Reggeti believed the dead man had driven his sister to suicide and took revenge, the Associated Press said.
Rodriguez was eight months pregnant when she jumped to her death off a fifth-floor balcony.
The attorney also alleged that witnesses saw Machado drive her boyfriend away from the scene of the crime, and that her boyfriend had snatched the dead woman’s 11-month-old son as well.
But her lawyer, Ricardo Koesling, was quoted in a local newspaper calling the claims ‘a huge stupidity’ and saying: ‘She wasn’t even present at the site of the incident.’
Machado was not indicted when the judge in the case said there was insufficient evidence that she was at the scene of the alleged crime.
There was clearly confusion as in contrast to her lawyer’s initial claim she was filming, Machado later claimed that she was at home sick. The judge said there was also insufficient evidence to prove that claim.
A judge indicted her boyfriend, described by Reuters as ‘a 26-year-old graphic designer with movie star good looks’ – and police mounted a series of raids to find him, to no avail.
It was not the end of the affair.
A month later the judge went on national television to allege that Machado had threatened to kill him if he indicted Sbert.
Judge Maximiliano Fuenmayor said on national television that she threatened ‘to ruin my career as a judge and … kill me’, the Associated Press reported.
Reuters reported that he ‘said she would make sure, using her friendship with the president [Rafael Caldera], that my career as judge is ruined and then she would kill me.’
He alleged that when he issued an arrest warrant she made a threatening phone call. He had traced her identity because her number showed up on his mobile phone – a relatively new technology in 1998.
The judge said he planned to open a new case against Machado. Judges in Venezuela are more akin to prosecutors, having investigatory powers.
The indictment, if it had led to criminal trial, would have carried a jail term of up to 18 months if she had been found guilty.