The court sentenced a relative of the President of Peru to pre-trial detention

The court sentenced a relative of the President of Peru to pre-trial detention for 30 months Jennifer Paredes, the sister of the first lady of Peru, was sentenced to pre-trial detention for 30 months.

She is suspected of corruption. This is reported by RIA Novosti.

“The court found justified the request for pre—trial detention for 30 months for Jennifer Paredes, who is being investigated for an alleged criminal organization,” the prosecutor’s office said. It is noted that the Prosecutor General’s Office requested 36 months of pre-trial detention for a relative of the head of state.

The President of Peru, Pedro Castillo, and his family members are suspected of participating in a criminal organization that was engaged in fraud during auctions for infrastructure work. Nevertheless, the Peruvian leader has repeatedly denied any involvement in the alleged crimes. He was charged with corruption, influence peddling, using his official position to provide protection to his loved ones, as well as plagiarism when writing a university paper.

Castillo took office last July. He ran for the left-wing radical party “Free Peru” and won 50.12 percent of the vote. It is reported that before winning the election, Castillo worked as a rural teacher.

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