Supreme Prosecutor Zoraida Avalos on Tuesday assumed the post of Peru's interim Attorney General to replace resigning Pedro Chavarry
The information was confirmed by Supreme Prosecutor Tomas Galvez in remarks to Canal N local news channel.
According to Galvez, the Board of Supreme Prosecutors accepted the resignation
immediately and appointed Avalos as interim Attorney General.
Being the most experienced supreme prosecutor, Pablo Sanchez —who has already served as Attorney General— was supposed to take the post, but he opted to decline in favor of Avalos.
Likewise, the resigning authority indicated he made that decision for —what he considers— the sake of the Public Ministry
Removal and reinstatement
As is known, Attorney General Chavarry
—on New Year's Eve— decided to remove Rafael Vela and Jose Domingo Perez from the case.
The Brazilian construction giant admitted to having paid millions in bribes to government officials in Peru, in order to secure public-works contracts.
As a result, Odebrecht
benefited from over US$143 million between 2005 and 2014 in Peru, according to the U.S. Justice Department.