Peru: Ex-Lima Mayor transferred to prison

16:41 | Lima, May. 15.

Former Lima Mayor Susana Villaran (2011-2014) on Wednesday afternoon was transferred to the Women's Prison in the capital city's Chorrillos district, where she will serve 18-month preventive detention as ordered by a judge the previous day.

As is known, the Public Ministry requested to change the measure —of appearance with restrictions ordered to Villaran— to 36-month preventive detention, as evidence of illicit association to commit crimes, proper passive bribery, and money laundering offenses have been found.

Judge Jorge Chavez said he decided for a shorter term because the investigation against her is already well advanced.

69-year-old Villaran allegedly committed the offenses when she accepted the money from companies Odebrecht and OAS to finance her anti-recall campaign and in favor of her unsuccessful reelection. 


Publicado: 15/5/2019