A Peruvian court will decide today whether to prohibit the first lady, Lilia Paredes, from leaving the country. While waiting for the measure to be issued, yesterday the Prosecutor’s Office carried out several raids at the national level against a group of six congressmen known as ‘The Children’ and the house of President Pedro Castillo’s sister, investigated for allegedly being part of the organization criminal led by the Peruvian president.
The magistrate of the Eighth Preparatory Investigation Court of the Judiciary, Raúl Justiniano, will decide today whether or not to issue a three-year ban on Lilia Paredes, wife of President Castillo, in an open proceeding against her for allegedly being part of a criminal organization in which works were delivered to various companies in exchange for perks.
The Prosecutor Jorge Garcia maintains that “in the case of the investigated Lilia Paredes, the first third of the sentence corresponds to be applied, for being a primary inmate, this is between 8 years and 10 years in prison, for which even in the minimum sentence it makes it an element to consider”. That is why the prosecutor considers it necessary to prevent the first lady from leaving the country, given the risk of her escaping on the presidential plane, as could have happened – something that the Prosecutor’s Office is investigating – with the president’s nephew, Fray Vasques. , on which there is an arrest warrant since the beginning of this year.
“It is under investigation in Congress and it is public that it is investigating how the presidential plane is being used to remove the relatives of the President of the Republic, and Mrs. Lilia Ulcida Paredes Navarro is a relative of the constitutional president of the Republic. Is there a danger that he will use the presidential plane to make Mrs. Lilia Ulcida Paredes escape? It exists, sir!” exclaimed prosecutor García during the hearing.
For his part, the first lady’s lawyer, Benji Espinoza, said that “prosecutor García’s arguments were not serious because he does not embrace facts, but assumptions.”
the fence tightens
The siege of the nation’s prosecutor, Patricia Benavides, is also tightening against President Pedro Castillo, who yesterday denounced the mistreatment against his family after the raid on his sister’s house in the rural town of Anguia in Cajamarca (northeast of the country). ) where the president’s mother was recovering from an operation for appendicitis.
«The Prosecutor’s Office has entered my sister’s house. My mother is there. This abusive act has affected her health. He held the National Prosecutor’s Office responsible for the health of my mother,” President Castillo said on his Twitter account, after the raid on his sister’s house.
The Prosecutor’s Office has entered my sister’s house. My mother is there. This abusive act has affected her health.
I hold the Attorney General’s Office responsible for the health of my mother.
– Pedro Castillo Terrones (@PedroCastilloTe)
The complaint against President Pedro Castillo includes the crimes of criminal organization, aggravated influence peddling and aggravated collusion, according to the newspaper ‘La República’.
Finally, the Attorney General of the State of Peru, Patricia Benavides, presented this Tuesday before the country’s Congress a constitutional complaint against President Pedro Castillo for the alleged crimes of criminal organization, influence peddling and aggravated collusion.
Since becoming President of Peru, Castillo, an educator by profession, has faced two unsuccessful impeachment petitions from Congress. He is investigated by the nation’s prosecutor for allegedly running a criminal organization with his wife and sister-in-law and adopted daughter, Yenifer Paredes, who is being held for being part of the organization where works were delivered throughout the country to companies in exchange for perks. .