The ex-secretary of Palacio Bruno Pacheco told his version of things from the secrecy in which he remains several days ago. In addition to facing an investigation for money laundering, for which the prosecutor Light Taquire Last Friday, April 1, he requested the Judiciary to impose a 36-month ban on leaving the country.also has other investigations against him for alleged irregular interventions in the Executive.
During an interview in Latina, Pacheco said he had no particular relationship with businessman Zamir Villaverde, who is included in the money laundering investigation.
“For me, Mr. Zamir Villaverde is a well-known person, nothing more. He is a man that I met in the campaign of Mr. President in the second round. Just as many businessmen, congressmen and many people from the town, from the unions, approached, Mr. Villaverde was also a person who approached, but from there I am nothing more, “he said.
At another point he commented on the military promotions in which he is accused of having interfered, to which he replied that he has not participated in them because “no one can interfere in these processes.”
“When we talk, for example, of military promotions, who is responsible? The Ministry of Defense. At what point does the general secretary have to do with it? They have spoken, for example, that I am a person who has been paid. They say they paid me $25,000, $30,000, $45,000. (…) They are people who do not have a foothold, who do not have a person in charge. Let’s see that someone shows me that I have received a single cent, “said Pacheco.
Meanwhile, he maintained that the requirements of the Prosecutor’s Office against him seem “very unfair”, since he stated that it is the product of “misinformation from media pressure” that seeks “the vacancy of the presidency” and not doing a correct job of journalism. In addition, he said that he will not submit to effective collaboration, but that he will “collaborate” with justice.
“I cannot be an effective collaborator because to be an effective collaborator I have to have committed a crime or have committed an act of corruption and I have not done so, but I can collaborate with justice by telling the truth. And if, with the truth that I am going to tell, some are going to be saved or some are going to stay, unfortunately it will have to be that way, ”he declared.
Bruno Pacheco again referred to the amount found in his office and stated that the money was not found in a bathroom, but in his closet because he had left it “in a shoe box” and that it was for his legal defense.
“I have said that those 20,000 dollars are the product of a sale of land that my family had from you. I also presented the documents and, in addition to that, the difference was what my brothers reached me to support my technical defense, “said the former secretary.
Pacheco Castillo asked President Pedro Castillo to reorganize the Judiciary because, as he indicated, there were several people under investigation who were being “outraged” such as “those that are happening with his case.”
Bruno Pacheco does not plan to come out of hiding
Finally, he assured that he could not come out of hiding because he did not feel safe in his home, since they had “put a price” on his whereabouts.
“Now more than ever (I receive threats). They’ve put a price on my head. I not only receive threats, I also receive offers because there are people who come to want to suddenly force me to make statements in relation to, suddenly, that they are going to give relations to a certain group in all the spaces that the Government has divided, “he explained.