Prosecutor calls for preventive detention for Peruvian candidate Keiko Fujimori

Prosecutor José Domingo Pérez, a member of the Lava Jato special team, requested this Thursday to revoke the appearance order with restrictions that was issued against the Peruvian candidate Keiko Fujimori and that preventive detention be issued against her for having failed to comply with judicial decisions, reports EFE.

In the document sent to Judge Víctor Zúñiga Urday, the prosecutor maintains that the candidate for the Presidency for the Fuerza Popular party has breached the legal rules imposed while she is being investigated for a crime of money laundering, such as communicating with witnesses linked to the case of the alleged illegal contributions to their campaigns in 2011 and 2016.

“It has been determined again that the defendant Fujimori Higuchi breaches the restriction of not communicating with witnesses; therefore, it has been noted as a public and well-known fact that he communicates with the witness Miguel Torres Morales, ”the text maintains.

Specifically, Domingo Pérez cites the conference held the day before, in which the lawyer Torres appeared as a political spokesperson for the legal entity of Fuerza Popular.

Both were together at the same table during the press conference in which the candidate's party asked the electoral authorities to annul 802 voting records, representing about 200.000 votes, under accusations of irregularities and "table fraud" in the elections. presidential elections held last Sunday.

Fujimori faces a prosecutorial request for more than 30 years in prison for alleged money laundering in the financing of her previous electoral campaigns, a trial that would avoid being elected.

 

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