Yenifer Paredes, sister-in-law of the President of Peru, Pedro Castillo, He will leave the prison where he was serving 30 months in prison preventive for a case of alleged corruption after a decision made this Monday by the National Superior Court of Specialized Justice.
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The court declared founded, by majority, the appeal filed by Paredes to reverse a resolution by which a first judge accepted the request of the Prosecutor’s Office to subject her to preventive detention and that led her to remain under arrest since last August 31 .
Paredes is being investigated for allegedly integrating a criminal organizationl which, according to the Public Ministry, is led by Castillo and whose purpose is, supposedly, to deliver fraudulent bids for public works in exchange for money.
The court found that Paredes will continue to face the process under appearance with restrictions, although he unanimously confirmed the resolution that imposed preventive detention against José Nenil Medina, the mayor of the northern town of Anguía, who is also being investigated in this case.
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In this regard, Castillo’s lawyer, Benji Espinoza, assured that the president has taken “with considerable satisfaction” the decision of the high court on his sister-in-law and said that it is likely that he will leave prison this Tuesday, after the National Penitentiary Institute ( INPE) complies with the legal procedures.
The Prosecutor’s Office maintains that Paredes was the “figurehead” of the alleged corrupt network in the Executive, by allegedly coordinating the adjudication of public works in Cajamarca, the native region of the presidential family, with businessman Hugo Espino.
The president’s sister-in-law has admitted that she worked for Espino’s company, which in September 2021 won a tender with the State for more than 3.8 million soles (almost a million dollars), but denies having interfered in the contracts. of the company.
The Prosecutor’s Office affirms that Paredes could be sentenced to 23 years in prison, for the alleged commission of the crimes of criminal organization, aggravated collusion and money laundering.
He adds that the first lady is also involved in this alleged corrupt network, whom he points out as the “coordinator” of the organization, in addition to several former ministers of the Castillo government, who is also facing a constitutional complaint in Congress.
The president denies the accusations of corruption and accuses a sector of the political opposition, the judiciary and the press of carrying out a “plot” against him to remove him from power through a “new type of coup.”
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