Peruvian prosecutors have opened a new investigation against President Pedro Castillo on suspicion of providing protection to defendants in criminal cases.
The investigation was launched following statements by Foreign Minister Mariano González, two days after his dismissal, who accused the President of granting patronage to his supporters, and criminal proceedings were initiated against them. The former minister submitted his testimony to the prosecutor’s office.
Former Minister of Transport and Communications Juan Silva and former Presidential Secretary Bruno Pacheco are evading criminal charges. There is a reward for information leading to their arrest.
Silva and Pacheco are accused of accepting bribes in transactions between the government and companies.
Source: RIA Novosti