Peru: Keiko Fujimori to continue serving 36-month preventive detention

11:35 | Lima, Jan. 4.

The Second National Criminal Appeals Chamber on Friday rejected the appeal filed by Fuerza Popular party leader Keiko Fujimori against the 36-month preventive detention ordered by Judge Richard Concepcion Carhuancho.

The Chamber unanimously declared unfounded the appeals submitted by Fujimori and former Minister Jaime Yoshiyama Tanaka. The latter is allegedly based in the United States and has not served preventive detention yet.

Likewise, the Chamber concludes that —although Fujimori does not pose a high risk of flight— there is a risk of disrupting the probe. 

The judge considered the daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori posed a high risk of flight, plus this measure would prevent disruptions to the probe.

The magistrate said there is serious suspicion that Fuerza Popular leader Fujimori had allegedly participated in money laundering offenses, as head of a criminal organization within the party.

Additionally, Concepcion Carhuancho confirmed there is a high degree of probability that corruption-tainted Odebrecht had paid US$1 million to Keiko Fujimori's 2011 campaign through fake donors and unjustified activities

The magistrate pointed out the money came from the Division of Structured Operations —the Brazilian company's bribery department. Thus, the assets —intended for the campaign— were illegal and derived from unaccounted payments.

Likewise, this affirmation was supported by former Odebrecht executives' statements given to the authorities through plea bargain deals.


Published: 1/4/2019