Peru: Prosecutor's Office expects to submit indictment against Keiko Fujimori this year

14:22 | Lima, Aug. 12.

Peru's Lava Jato Case Special Prosecution Group Jose Domingo Perez has affirmed they expect to submit —this year— the indictment against former presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori over money laundering offenses linked to the Brazilian company Odebrecht.

In this sense, the prosecutor is confident the 36-month preventive detention —that Fujimori currently serves— will remain in place. 

Peruvian Supreme Court's Criminal Chamber Head Hugo Principe explained there was a disagreement in the judges' vote regarding the appeal.

The court will summon a judge to make a decision —not on her freedom— but on reducing her time in jail to 18 months.

For his part, Perez informed a significant number of people have requested collaboration agreements on this case. 

"Approximately 10 requests have been submitted in order to be standardized. We have witnesses, we have people who are providing information," he told Cuarto Poder TV Program.

Keiko Fujimori

The Judicial Branch declared well-founded the request made by the Prosecutor's Office to imprison Fujimori because of the danger of obstruction of justice that implied keeping her free.

After having fled to Japan and traveled to Chile —from where he was extradited to Peru— the Fujimori patriarch was sentenced for crimes against human rights and corruption committed during his term in office.


Published: 8/12/2019