Called as a witness, the former minister opted for silence. He introduced Humberto Abanto as his defense attorney.
In its granted investigative power, the Commission for the Defense of Congress of the Republic addressed this January 24 the alleged irregular use of aircraft of the Armed Forces during the term of the former president Pedro Castillo. At that time, various journalistic reports gave an account of the trips made by their relatives and close friends on State ships. To give an example, the Centro Líber exposed the similarity between the registration of the name of ‘Lay’ Vasquez Castillo with that of the nephew who is still a fugitive, Friar Vasquez. So, for the session of the working group, the former head of Housing, Geiner Alvarado.
In addition to him, assistance was requested at the remote session of the former presidential adviser on intelligence issues, Henry Shimabukuroand Cristian Ríos Castillo, another nephew.
After swearing honesty, Alvarado informed Congressman Diego Bazán, who chairs the working group, of his option to adhere to his right to “remain silent.” His defense attorney, Humberto Abanto, also connected.
As he appealed the appeal, Alvarado did not respond to a large list of trips listed by the Defense commission. For example, on March 7, 2022, accompanied by Pedro Castillo, he returned to Lima along with eight people listed as members of the government delegation.
Seventeen days later, he arrived in Juliaca accompanied by the former governor of Puno German Alejo Apaza, described by Bazán as “defender” of Castillo Terrones. On May 6, 2022, he traveled to Juliaca with Wilfredo Hilario Ayala, according to the information obtained by the investigative commission.
Before his retirement is ordered, Tania Ramírez from Fujimori intervened with prior authorization. She described Alvarado’s attitude as “negative”, adding that her behavior coincided with the “style of this organization”, without specifying what she was referring to.