Anti-corruption prosecutor summons Peruvian president for money laundering case

Anti-corruption prosecutor summons Peruvian president for money laundering case

(EFE)

The prosecutor Luz Taquire summoned the Peruvian president, Pedro Castillo, on May 16 to testify about the money laundering case opened against the former secretary of the Government Palace, Bruno Pacheco, and two of his nephews, as confirmed this Sunday by the lawyer Eduardo Pachas.

The head of state was summoned by the prosecutor of the Seventh Office of the Second Supraprovincial Corporate Prosecutor’s Office Specialized in Money Laundering Crimes to clarify the facts under investigation in relation to the investigated Pacheco and others, “as well as any other information that is relevant », indicated Taquire in a document released by the press.

Castillo’s lawyer, Eduardo Pachas, said that they will proceed “in accordance with the law with this tax summons,” in statements to the newspaper La República.

Pachas added that he met with the prosecutor, last Thursday, and that he presented his point of view regarding the investigation he is carrying out on the alleged irregularities in the concession of the Puente Tarata road project.

Taquire asked the president to specify where he can respond to his interrogation, whether in the Government Palace or elsewhere.

The National Prosecutor’s Office opened a preliminary investigation against Castillo for the Puente Tarata case and for the irregular purchase of biodiesel, but the proceedings were suspended until the end of his term in 2026.

However, other close associates of the president, involved in these cases, such as Pacheco, his nephews Fray Vásquez and Gian Marco Castillo, and the former Minister of Transportation Juan Silva are currently being investigated by the prosecution under the presumption that they were part of a mafia inside of the Executive, as assured by the effective collaborator of the prosecution, the businesswoman Karelim López.

Currently, Pacheco and the president’s nephews are fugitives from justice, after a court issued 36 months of preventive detention against them.



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