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The Peruvian Ministry of Justice will review the prosecutor's request for Keiko Fujimori's prison sentence

The Peruvian Ministry of Justice will review the prosecutor’s request for Keiko Fujimori’s prison sentence

The former presidential candidate has been accused of laundering millions of dollars she received from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht and other wealthy Peruvians who gave her bag money for her presidential campaign in 2011 and 2016 (Reuters/Sebastian Castaneda)

The Peruvian Court of Justice will evaluate your tax appeal request on Tuesday to Former presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori has been preemptively jailed in a money laundering case linked to construction company Odebrecht.

On Monday, the judiciary announced that Judges of the Appeals Chamber of Lima review the case In June, another judge refused and in which Prosecutors requested imprisonment because they assert that Fujimori violated the code of conduct that allowed his release in exchange for a 2020 amnesty. This court decision was made Two weeks after the June 6 presidential election, when Fujimori lost the election to incumbent President Pedro Castillo.

Although the first instance judge asserted that Fujimori spoke with some of the witnesses he was forbidden to speak with, She refused her imprisonment request because the prosecutor did not warn Fujimori about her violation of the code of conduct, which is a prerequisite for her admission to prison. The claim was resumed The decision will be reviewed on Tuesday before noon via default due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The judiciary announced on Monday that judges of the Appeals Chamber of Lima will review the case that another judge dismissed in June (EFE/Juan Ponce Valenzuela/Archivo)
The judiciary announced on Monday that judges of the Appeals Chamber of Lima will review the case that another judge dismissed in June (EFE/Juan Ponce Valenzuela/Archivo)

Former Presidential Candidate Accused of laundering millions of dollars He got it from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht and other wealthy Peruvians who gave him bag money for his presidential campaigns in 2011 and 2016.Which I lost in a row.

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Prosecutor Jose Domingo Perez accuses Fujimori of standing behind bars Head of the organized crime group, money laundering, obstruction of justice and false declaration in administrative procedures.

currently Fujimori, 46, a mother of two, is the head of an opposition party called Fuerza Popular. It has 24 legislators from 130 members of the unicameral Peruvian Congress.

Right-wing Fujimori He did not accept his defeat After counting all electoral records during the second presidential round on June 6, the leftist Pedro Castillo took first place with 50.125% and got 44,058 votes.

It is the first time in the history of an election that a candidate has requested the cancellation of such a number of votes from his opponent (EFE / Aldair Mejía / Archivo)
It is the first time in the history of an election that a candidate has requested the cancellation of such a number of votes from his opponent (EFE / Aldair Mejía / Archivo)

Fujimori – who left 49.875% of the vote – He extended electoral uncertainty after he requested that 200,000 votes be voided for Castillo, whom he accuses of orchestrating “fraud”. It has the support of the economic elite, retired military and a significant part of the capital’s press.

It is the first time in election history that a candidate has asked to eliminate such a large number of votes from his opponent. In 2016, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski won the presidential election ahead of Fujimori herself by more than 41 thousand votes. I accepted victory five days after the elections.

Fujimori’s difficulties with electoral matters go hand in hand with his judicial problems. It is also the first time in Peru that a presidential candidate on the ballot has gone into a courtroom with the possibility of imprisonment.

with AP . information

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