Peru's Public Ministry on Friday requested 18-month preventive detention against ex-Supreme Judge Cesar Hinostroza, within the framework of the preparatory investigation extension, due to his escape from the country and arrival in Spain in October 2018.
The extension —which includes his accomplices— was submitted by Prosecutor Elber Rivas.
Likewise, Attorney Percy Leonardo Coaguila —who accompanied him from Lima to Tumbes— as well as Migrations' workers Daniel Ernesto Garcia, Emma Yesenia Quevedo, and Yhenifferd Bustamante have been included in the investigation.
The Judicial Branch will be in charge of accepting or declining the request.
About the case
Cesar Hinostroza is implicated in a series of audio recordings
released by Panorama TV show and investigative journalism site IDL-Reporteros in July 2018.
In the unethical conversations, the former judge
offers and accepts favors to and from National Council of the Magistracy (CNM) members and other officials. These corrupt actions were harshly criticized by most Peruvians, including President Martin Vizcarra.
He was also accused of allegedly committing the crimes of illegal sponsorship, influence peddling, and incompatible negotiation.
On October 17, the Judicial Branch issued a search notice and an international arrest warrant against ex-Supreme Court Judge Hinostroza, following a preventive detention request by the Public Ministry.