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Peru: Former Fujimori minister's appeal declared unfounded, preventive detention ratified

15:10 | Lima, Jan. 4.

Peru's Second National Criminal Appeals Chamber on Friday dismissed as unfounded the appeal filed by ex-Minister of the Alberto Fujimori regime Jaime Yoshiyama Tanaka.

The Chamber also ratified the 36-month preventive detention imposed on him since he has not served said sentence due to his being out of the country. He is allegedly based in the United States.

Yoshiyama is included in the Prosecutor's Office's investigation into alleged money laundering crimes in the case linked to Odebrecht contributions to Fuerza Popular party during Keiko Fujimori's 2011 presidential campaign.

The Chamber's decision was unanimous: Judges Octavio Sahuanay, Jessica Leon, and Ivan Quispe backed Richard Concepcion's ruling issued in first instance.

Yoshiyama is accused of being a member of an alleged criminal organization inside Fuerza Popular and of allegedly receiving illegal money from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht during Keiko Fujimori's presidential campaign.

(END) CVC/CCR/RMB/MVB

Published: 1/4/2019
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