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Ex-Judge Hinostroza held on remand by Spanish authorities

18:59 | Lima, Oct. 19.

Spanish High Court on Friday ordered ex-judge Cesar Hinostroza to be held on remand without bail.

The ex-magistrate will remain in a Spanish prison until his extradition to Peru is determined. 

The court's document also lists the ex-judge's alleged crimes.

About the case

Cesar Hinostroza is implicated in a series of audio recordings released by Panorama TV show and investigative journalism site IDL-Reporteros.

In the conversations, the former judge offers and accepts favors to and from National Council of the Magistracy (CNM) members and other officials.

On October 4, Peruvian Congress approved that Hinostroza be dismissed, banned from holding public office for 10 years, and accused of organized crime involvement.

He was also accused of allegedly committing the crimes of illegal sponsorship, influence peddling, and incompatible negotiation.

It must be noted the Judiciary approved a request to forbid Hinostroza from leaving the country back in July.

Last Wednesday, the same branch of government issued a search notice and an international arrest warrant against ex-Supreme Court Judge Cesar Hinostroza, following a preventive detention request by the Public Ministry.

Earlier today, President Vizcarra confirmed the ex-magistrate's arrest in Madrid, Spain.

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Published: 10/19/2018
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