Peru’s Prosecutor’s Office denounced former President Pedro Kuczynski for pardoning Alberto Fujimori

Peru’s public ministry constitutionally denounced a former president, a former parliamentarian and two former ministers. The prosecution indicted Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and Kenji Fujimori before congress for the pardon granted to former president Alberto Fujimori. This action comes after the former governor lost his legal immunity from the position.

In December 2017, the humanitarian pardon was delivered to the de facto Peruvian ex-president. The entity accuses that se granted for Kuczynski to avoid his impeachment as head of state due to moral incapacity. At that time, the president was linked to acts of corruption at the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

These irregularities led to Peruvian justice will annul the pardon in October 2018. Fujimori still had to serve twelve years in prison, so he would not be released until 2033. The nation’s prosecutor, Zoraida Ávalos, considered that there are sufficient arguments to constitutionally denounce Kuczynski.

The former president is accused of the alleged commission of the crime against the public administration in the form of aggravated influence peddling and own passive bribery. Kenji Fujimori, son of the beneficiary, was involved in the same. Former ministers Enrique Mendoza and Fernando D’Alessio are charged with the alleged crime of own passive bribery.

The Republic It specifies that the document indicates that Kuczynski appointed Mendoza and D’Alessio to make the Fujimori pardon viable. The ex-president was fulfilling a 25-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity. Pedro Kuczynski is serving a house arrest warrant for the investigation of the Odebrecht Case.

Alberto Fujimori inside a court in Lima in 2015

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