Peru: Prosecutor's Office raids homes of Jaime Yoshiyama and Augusto Bedoya

Fiscalia de lavado de activos interviene casa de Jaime Yoshiyama, en Urb. Camacho.Foto: ANDINA/Jhony Laurente

12:40 | Lima, Mar. 6.

Peru's Public Ministry raids the homes of former Fuerza Popular party Secretary-General Jaime Yoshiyama and Ex-Transport Minister —of the Alberto Fujimori Government— Augusto Bedoya. Take a look at the photo gallery here.

The procedure is carried out by the Prosecutor's Office for Money Laundering —led by Jose Perez Gomez— in Lima districts of La Molina and San Isidro, where legal addresses of Yoshiyama and Bedoya, respectively, are located.

The raid is conducted within the framework of an investigation into Keiko Fujimori and Fuerza Popular (Popular Force) party for Odebrecht contributions to the presidential campaign.

Former head of Odebrecht's operations in Peru, Jorge Barata, declared that US$1.2 million had been given through Yoshiyama —the then Fuerza Popular secretary-general— and Bedoya to fund the presidential campaign of Keiko Fujimori back in 2011.

Yoshiyama denied having received Odebrecht money for Fujimori's election campaign and sent an official letter to the Prosecutor's Office expressing his decision to cooperate with all investigations.

Last December, Prosecutor Perez Gomez raided Fuerza Popular offices in Lima to seize accounting information related to Odebrecht contributions to Fujimori's electoral campaign.

The prosecutors also visited Peru's electoral office ONPE to collect Fuerza Popular accountability information.


Published: 3/6/2018