Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra deplored the use of his name without any proof or justification during a conversation between Judge Cesar Hinostroza and a former magistrate.
Via Twitter, the statesman strongly condemned the use of his name and urged the Public Ministry to open an investigation and punishment for those responsible.
IDL-Reporteros —an investigative journalism site— on Sunday released an audio recording reportedly of Hinostroza and former Judge Aurelio Quispe.
In the conversation, Quispe had asked Hinostroza for a meeting and told him he has a contact who knows the President of the Republic.
The Head of State replied to the abovementioned media outlet, saying he does not know Quispe and denied having met with Hinostroza, president of the Supreme Court's Second Transitory Criminal Chamber.
According to statements contained in another audio recording, Hinostroza had allegedly negotiated —with an unknown caller— the application of a mild punishment against a child rapist.