The federal prosecutor’s office in Puerto Rico made an offer to Cesar Emilio Peralta, “the abuser”accused of drug trafficking, to declare his guilt, the Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Día published yesterday.
The newspaper reportedly confirmed the information with federal prosecutor Max J. Pérez Bouret, during a virtual hearing before Judge Pedro Delgado.
“We have issued an offer for him to plead guilty. And that offer, given the magnitude of this case, is the offer that the federal prosecutor’s office has authorized,” said Pérez Bouret.
The newspaper highlights that it was striking that the offer, of which it did not give details, was made at the same time that the Public Ministry reported that it had not completed the discovery of evidence.
Cesar Emilio Peralta He is accused by the United States of being the largest drug trafficker in the Caribbean.
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The data, which was published by the Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Día, indicates that the prosecutor explained that the first package of evidence delivered to Peralta’s defense consisted of recordings and reports produced mainly by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
The second package will consist of evidence from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
However, the prosecutor requested at least 20 more days to deliver it, since they are in the process of extracting data that could compromise investigation methods.
Meanwhile, by May 27, he hopes to have completed the negotiations with the federal prosecutor’s office in Florida “to ensure that the provisions in the two cases, in Puerto Rico and Miami, are addressed here in Puerto Rico.”
For his part, Peralta’s defense attorney, Joaquin Perez, did not speak at the public hearing about the offer. It was not known if she did so in the private conversation that he asked the judge and that lasted several minutes.