The Peruvian supreme judge Juan Carlos Checkley ordered this Thursday 36 months of preventive detention against the fugitive former Minister of Transportation Juan Silva and appearance with restrictions for the former minister Geiner Alvarado, allegedly involved in a corruption case together with the former president Pedro Castillo, who received also an order of 36 months of preventive detention.
The magistrate imposed preventive detention on Silva for the alleged crimes of criminal organization and collusion, and ordered his location and capture at the national and international level.
For his part, Alvarado will have to pay a bond of 35,000 soles (9,200 dollars), in addition to complying with rules of conduct and appearing before the court during his prosecution for alleged criminal organization.
In this case, the prosecutor announced that she will appeal the decision of the magistrate, who declared her request for preventive detention unfounded, just as she requested against Castillo and Silva.
Former President Castillo, present at the hearing virtually from the prison where he is serving another preventive detention for his failed self-coup, told the judge that he was going to do "what the law" empowers him to, by supporting the appeal that his lawyer will present against measure.
The preventive detention against the ex-president responds to the pressure he exerted for the appointment of an official without the technical profile as general manager of the state-owned Petroperú, as well as the cancellation of an international tender for the purchase of biodiesel and its award to a specific company .
Likewise, the appointment of the former Minister of Transport and Communications Juan Silva, a fugitive from justice, with the alleged intention of taking over that ministry with related officials who facilitate "directing the projects" of infrastructure, in charge of that portfolio.
In the same way, the judge cited the two million soles (half a million dollars) that the businesswoman Karelim López said she had delivered to Castillo, through her advisers in the Government Palace, to be favored with an award of public works.
Checkley asserted that "Castillo had a key role" in these "illegal conducts." In this sense, the magistrate said that Castillo faces a probable sentence of 32 years in prison for the alleged crimes of criminal organization, influence peddling and collusion.
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