Reopeniung of Inquiry on Former Peruvian President Saluted
31 de diciembre de 2016, 02:44Lima, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) The former head of a parliament commission investigating the alleged corruption of the last aedministration of neoliberal Alan Garcia, Sergio Tejada, saluted the reopening of the investigation on the former President for alleged illicit acquisition of wealth.
Tejada, who as deputy headed the so called 'megacommission' that investigated cases registered under that administration (2006-2011), considered just the decision of the Public Ministry to annul the filing of the case, one of which contents is a report of the mentioned group.
At the same time, judicial sources assured the reopening of the case is of the interest of the prosecution due to the bribes for 29 million dollars admitted by Brazilian company Odebrecht in Peru.
Tejada said the case filed for alleged illicit enrichment of Garcia was irregular due to a superficial investigation, according to the public ministry -in which participated an expert member of the Aprist Party of Garcia.
On this occasion it is expected that accounts and patrimony of his family will be investigated.
The reopened investigation will include the law firm involved in the previous inquirí as well as several former ministers of that administration and Garcia commented he is willing to collaborate, adding his accounts have been investigated three times without finding anything irregular, which Tejada attributes to formal and superficial inquiries.
The former parliament member said the new inquiry must reach areas that his could not reach for several obstacles, as possible accounts abroad and the accounts of Garcia's wife and sons.
Lectures of Garcia given abroad also included fees of 100 thousand dollars for a conference in Brazil, paid by the Businessmen Federation and others like Odebrecht with special interests in Peru.
Tejada commented that Garcia, who was accused during his first mandate (1985-1990) for embezzlement, charges that prescribed, has been treated too benevolently by Peruvian justice.
'But as we speak now of international justice, he won't have the same facilities', he said referring to inquiries on Odebrecht and other corrupting enterprises whose results referring to Peru are already in the hands of Peruvian prosecution.
Meanwhile, the minister of Defense of the State, Prosecutor Julia Principe, revealed the Prosecutor of the Nation, Pablo Sanchez, has the names of Peruvian officials who received the bribes admitted by Odebrecht, although she still cannot disclose them.
About the total of 29 million dollars, 20 million were paid under the second government term of Garcia and the rest in the mandate of Alejandro Toledo (2001-06) and Ollanta Humala (2011-16), according to the enterprise.
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