Peru's Public Ministry submitted to the Judiciary a request for the preventive detention of former First Lady Nadine Heredia (2011-2016) for a period of 36 months, Lava Jato Case Special Prosecution Group Coordinator Rafael Vela has informed.
Prosecutor Geovanna Mori —who recently ordered the formalization and continuation of the preparatory investigation on Heredia, Castilla, Mayorga and other former officials of the Humala administration— submitted the request to the Judicial Branch.
According to the Public Ministry, the former First Lady acted as a "de facto official" to favor Odebrecht with the project. Therefore, she —along with her husband— allegedly led an organization embedded in the central government.
The magistrate declared well founded the prosecutor's requirement to prohibit former Ministers Jorge Merino, Rene Cornejo, and Carlos Paredes from traveling overseas.
It also included former ProInversion official Edgar Ramirez and former Deputy Callao Region Governor Constantino Galarza.
As is known, the Brazilian construction giant admitted to having paid millions in bribes to government officials in Peru, in order to secure public-works contracts.