The businesswoman Karelim Lopez would have hired the animation services on the birthday of the daughter of the President of the Republic, Pedro Castillo. According to a report issued by Willax, the one investigated for the alleged crime of influence peddling and incompatible negotiation, contacted the artist Brenda Carvalho to encourage the minor’s children’s party in government palace, the last October 27.
According to the report, the animator spoke twice with López Arredondo to talk about logistics issues. “I spoke with her twice about the issue of coordination, she thanked me, then I found out that she made the connection (….) They told me it was only to do something face-to-face, I left for a little while, I was on the octopus,” said Carvalho who would charge up to 8,000 soles per show hour.
The journalistic report also indicates that Karelim López Arredondo, curiously days after the party, won the millionaire bid of 232 million soles for the company he advised.
López Arredondo took center stage after his record of visits to the Government Palace was evidenced, where he went to look for President Pedro Castillo. She is related to at least two of the three companies that are part of the Puente Tarata III Consortium, which on October 19 of this year, during the current government, won the tender for the construction of a public work of 255.9 million soles.
Both López and the Puente Tarata III Consortium have denied any connection between them. But the registry of visits to Provías Nacional indicates that the businesswoman arrived with four other people related to companies that are part of the company.
Investigation to López
The holder of the Fifth Office of the Second Provincial Corporate Prosecutor’s Office Specialized in Corruption Offenses of Officials, Karla Zecenaro Monge, ordered the initiation of preliminary proceedings against Karelim López Arredondo for the alleged crimes of influence peddling and incompatible negotiation.
However, the Deputy Prosecutor Israel Ocaña Velásquez, in a judicial hearing before Judge Manuel Chuyo Zavaleta, indicated that the business advisor had erased the memory of calls from her cellular equipment before deliver it to the Prosecutor’s Office.
He specified that when the equipment was reviewed, only 12 communications were found, corresponding to the last three days, so it has been arranged that a computer expert review the cell phone and the deleted information can be recovered.