Peruvian Congress has approved that suspended judge Cesar Hinostroza be dismissed, banned from holding public office for 10 years, and accused of organized crime involvement.
Voting was conducted for each of the constitutional offences and alleged crimes attributed to the magistrate following a long debate on Thursday.
was also accused of allegedly committing the crimes of illegal sponsorship, influence peddling, and incompatible negotiation.
All cases saw more than 70 votes in favor and no abstentions, except that of organized crime, in which 7 lawmakers abstained from voting.
According to a report prepared by the reporting legislator Oracio Pacori, the judge has violated articles 39, 44, 138, 146, 139.2 and 139.3 of the Constitution.
Supreme Judge 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 judge offers and accepts favors to and from National Council of the Magistracy (CNM) members and other officials.
According to statements contained in one audio recording, Hinostroza had allegedly negotiated —with an unknown caller— the application of a mild punishment against a child rapist.