Prosecutor Jose Domingo Perez has opened a preparatory investigation against Mark Vito Villanella—Fuerza Popular party leader Keiko Fujimori's husband— for alleged money laundering offenses, Fujimori's attorney Giuliana Loza informed.
The Prosecutor made the decision to start a probe on Villanella for the purchase of two lots south of Lima —worth S/617,329 (around US$183,129)— using alleged illegal funds.
Earlier, the Public Ministry decided to add the case which investigates the contributions —obtained by Fuerza Popular party for the 2016 presidential campaign— to the ongoing inquiry on the 2011 campaign.
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.