The Public ministry clarified that the photo of the $ 20,000 in cash hidden inside a toilet tank, which has been circulating on social networks, does not correspond to the diligence against the former secretary of the Palace, Bruno pacheco, held last Friday, November 19. According to the minutes of the Prosecutor’s Office, this was found in the bathroom closet of his office.
As reported by La República, the document details that the money was found in a room, inspected by representatives of the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office, which corresponded to “a bathroom and dressing room”. It also specifies that, upon entering said space, it was the same high official who exhibited their personal belongings and reported that within these was the referred amount.
Bruno pacheco explained to the Prosecutor’s Office that the money found was “Product of his savings and the salary he receives” in office, and that this would amount to the sum of 25,000 soles. In addition, according to the tax act, the banknotes were counted and this amount found was verified.
The prosecutor’s deputies Marco Huamán, of the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Crimes of Corruption of Officials and who directed the diligence, proceeded to photocopy each of the tickets. In this action, the prosecutor ordered that the lawyer of the investigated party also participate, Hugo Felix Mendoza Malpartida.
For his part, Bruno Pacheco undertook with the entity to “credit in the shortest term the money exhibited.”
Stagecoach in Palace
The diligence, which had the support of the Anticorruption Police, consisted of the review of documentation and devices computer that were in the secretariat.
The members of the Public ministry proceeded to extract copies of the information and they saved them on a hard disk so that they can later be analyzed by the Office of Experts of the Prosecutor’s Office.
The intervention of the Public Ministry began at 11.10 in the morning and ended at 10.20 at night.