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Pre-trial detention ordered for President Castillo’s sister-in-law

Yenifer Paredes, President Pedro Castillo’s sister-in-law, was ordered by the judiciary to serve 30 months of pre-trial detention associated to an ongoing corruption and cash laundering investigation. 

Ms. Paredes was locked up within the Chorrillos Girls’s Jail in Lima on August 31, in accordance to native studies. One other individual, José Medina, mayor of the city of Anguía, was additionally imprisoned in relation to the investigation, studies stated. 

Each Ms. Paredes and Mr. Medina stated throughout their final courtroom look on August 28 that they are going to attraction the choice that was introduced down by Decide Johnny Gómez Balboa. 

In keeping with Decide Gómez, within the case of Mr. Castillo’s sister-in-law, there’s a danger she might flee the nation or try and impede the investigation if left to her personal recognizance.

The choose thought-about the truth that Ms. Paredes was not discovered within the Presidential Palace when the authorities went to seize her on August 9. This, regardless of intelligence from the police that allegedly positioned her within the palace on the time of the raid. 

Authorities Palace of Peru, Lima, Peru. Credit score: Terry Feuerborn (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Decide Gómez additionally talked about in his resolution to detain Ms. Paredes that video surveillance from the Presidential Palace on the day of the raid had been misplaced. 

What’s Yenifer Paredes accused of?

Ms. Paredes, 26, the youthful sister of first girl Lilia Paredes, turned herself in to authorities on August 10, the day after the raid on the Presidential Palace.

The Public Ministry accuses Ms. Paredes, in addition to ministers, senior authorities officers, mayors and businessmen, of being a part of a community that illegally awarded public works initiatives within the municipalities of Anguía, Chadín (Chota), Chachapoyas and others.

The Legal professional Basic’s workplace has additionally accused the primary girl of being the coordinator of the legal group which reportedly entails different members of her household together with his brothers Yenifer, David and Walter Paredes Navarro.

“The participation of Yenifer and Lilia Paredes can be of nice significance for the success of the legal group’s legal objectives. With out them, it could not have been doable to succeed in a superb outcome,” stated prosecutor Jorge García throughout a listening to on August 24. 

In keeping with the Public Ministry, Ms. Paredes would have helped the corporate JJM Espino, whose proprietor is his pal Hugo Jhony Espino, to acquire public works contracts.

First Girl Lilia Paredes. Picture courtesy of ANDINA.

“Yenifer Paredes can be accountable for contacting and coordinating with completely different mayors with a view to promote initiatives, guaranteeing that they’d achieve success,” the prosecutor stated.

When the Public Ministry raided Yenifer Paredes’ dwelling in Anguía, Cajamarca, they reportedly discovered 14 seals utilized by the workplace of the president and governors of some Anguía communities, in addition to paperwork outlining procedures to organize technical recordsdata and public works initiatives.

On August 21, newspaper El Comercio revealed that Ms. Paredes made 28 money deposits for a complete of USD $23,000 between October 2021 and June 2022 to a number of people who find themselves presently being investigated.

In keeping with the Public Ministry, the deposits haven’t any backstory, since no work or financial exercise has been recognized that may enable Ms. Paredes “to acquire the funds described above.”




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