Peruvian Justice rejects new request in favor of Keiko Fujimori | News

Peruvian judge Víctor Zúñiga denied this Thursday a request by former presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori and some associates not to be prosecuted for crimes of criminal organization in the “Cocktails” case, relating to irregular handling of finances in the 2011 and 2016 electoral campaigns. .


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In virtual session, the Fourth National Preparatory Investigation Court determined that the request for exception of inadmissibility of action must be analyzed and resolved in the trial and not during the phase in which the process is currently.

Along with Fujimori, Jaime Yoshiyama, Pier Figari and Mark Vitto, alleged accomplices of the leader of the Popular Force party in the events, also made the request.

Likewise, the magistrate dismissed the appeal filed by José Chlimper, Adriana Tarazona, Antonieta Gutiérrez, Augusto Bedoya, Luis Jaime Lecca, and the legal entities MVV Bienes Raíces and the Fuerza Popular political party.

Last September, the judiciary denied the request to annul the charges for money laundering, in the form of conversion, filed by Fujimori’s legal team.

At that time they explained that there were false sponsors of the presidential campaign of the heiress of Alberto Fujimori in 2016, but the judge did not accept it due to lack of convincing elements to prove the version.

At the beginning of October, the court also declared Keiko Fujimori’s request for authorization to travel abroad to give lectures in England and Spain unfounded.

For the pending charges to be elucidated in the Peruvian courts against Fujimori, the daughter of the former president faces a request for a sentence of 30 years in prison.