The Fourth National Collegiate Criminal Court reported that the hearing for the installation of the oral trial against the former Vice Minister of Communications Jorge Cuba Hidalgo and other defendants for the alleged crime of money laundering and others will be held on December 5 from 09:00 to 17:00.
The continuation of the oral trial hearing will be held on the 7th, 12th, 14th and 16th of that month. The defendants may participate in the hearing in a mixed way, either in person at the Carlos Zavala headquarters or through the Google Meet platform.
The other defendants are: Mariella Huerta Minaya, Santiago Chau Novoa, Magdalena Bravo Hinostroza, Jesús Munive Taquia, Edwin Luyo Barrientos, Miguel Navarro Portugal and Víctor Muñoz Cuba.
In addition, ex-volleyball player Jessica Tejada Guzmán, ex-partner of Cuba Hidalgo, will also be prosecuted, and the company GYM Sociedad Anónima as a civilly responsible third party.
It should be noted that the Fourth National Collegiate Criminal Court is made up of Fernanda Ayasta Nassif as president, in addition to her colleagues Rafael Cueva Arenas and Giovanni Félix Palma.
The Public Ministry requested 35 years in prison for the former Vice Minister of Communications and former MTC officials Mariella Huerta, Edwin Luyo and Miguel Navarro, for allegedly favoring the Brazilian company Odebrecht in the tender for the Lima Metro.
Also, for Santiago Chau Novoa, MTC official; Victor Munoz Cuba and Jessica Tejada, nephew and sentimental partner of Jorge Cuba, respectively, the prosecutor requested 25 years in prison, and for servers Jesús Munive Taquía and Magdalena Bravo Hinostroza, 6 years and 6 months in prison.
Prosecutor José Domingo Pérez maintained that Jorge Cuba transferred, concealed and converted US$1,400,000 of Odebrecht to distribute them with Navarro, Tejada, Luyo, Huerta and Muñoz for the role they played in favoring the Brazilian company with Section 1 of Line 1 of the Lima Metro.
Domingo Pérez indicated that Cuba Hidalgo received US$6,700,000 from Odebrecht and coordinated with Víctor Muñoz the opening of bank accounts in foreign banks in the Principality of Andorra, Switzerland, Panama, the Bahamas and the United States to deposit the money, in exchange for which he would favor to the enterprise.