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Peru Prosecutor: Investigation on Port's White Collars is solid

16:06 | Lima, Jun. 17.

The investigation to determine the participation of the Port's White Collars in corruption offenses within the justice system is solid as titanium, Prosecutor Sandra Castro affirmed Monday.

Within this framework, the prosecutor indicated there are businesspeople and lawyers involved in the case.

However, she did not provide further details on the investigations. 

Likewise, Castro informed the probe on the criminal network —which includes members of the Judiciary, Public Ministry, and other justice system institutions— continues. In Peru, the Public Ministry and the Attorney General are independent from the Judicial Branch.

Concerning the audio recordings, in which former Callao Superior Court President Walter Rios can be heard talking with fishery businessman Oscar Walter, the prosecutor clarified she is not in charge of this subject. 

As is known, the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office declared unfounded and shelved the complaint —submitted by ex-Attorney General Pedro Chavarry— against Prosecutor Sandra Castro for the raid carried out at his house, as part of the Port's White Collars investigation. 


Back then, his successor Attorney General Zoraida Avalos affirmed the Port's While Collars criminal organization indeed existed, and it was not a "badly-written script" as Chavarry —an alleged member of the gang— had claimed.

Former Supreme Judge Cesar Hinostroza is also considered by the Peruvian Prosecutor's Office as the head of The Port's White Collars, a group formed by magistrates of the Judiciary and Public Ministry, whose objective was to control the agencies responsible for administering justice in order to obtain illegal benefits.

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Published: 6/17/2019
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