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Peru: Gutierrez Pebe banned from traveling overseas for 18 months

14:24 | Lima, Sep. 24.

The Judicial Branch on Thursday issued an order to ban former National Council of the Magistracy (CNM) member Julio Gutierrez Pebe from leaving Peru for a period of 18 months.

Gutierrez Pebe is being investigated for the alleged crime of specific passive bribery to the detriment of the State, in the case of 
Los Cuellos Blancos del Puerto (the Port's White Collars).

Said group was formed by magistrates of the Judiciary and Public Ministry, whose objective was to control the agencies responsible for administering justice in order to obtain illegal benefits.

He is accused of having coordinated the appointment of Judges Miguel Canahualpa and Armando Mamani, as well as the ratification of Judge Ricardo Chang.

Last April, the Supreme Court's Special Criminal Chamber declared unfounded an appeal request to extend Gutierrez Pebe's preventive detention for 12 months.

That time, an appearance measure was ordered, as well as the payment of S/30,000 (about US$8,408) as a bail bond. In addition, he was banned from leaving the country or communicating with co-defendants or witnesses.

On October 26, 2018, the Judiciary had issued his preventive detention for 18 month. Thus, he had been held in Lima's Miguel Castro Castro Prison.

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Publicado: 24/9/2020
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