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.
�� Judge Víctor Zúñiga Urday declares unfounded exception of inadmissibility of action presented by Keiko Fujimori, Pier Figari, Jaime Yoshiyama and Mark Vitto, who requested not to be prosecuted for the crime of criminal organization. Case #Cocktails pic.twitter.com/K7db8DPBx0
– Peru Judiciary (@Poder_Judicial_)
October 6, 2022
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.
Keiko Fujimori case: judge rejected appeals from the former candidate and other defendants to file her accusations of organized crime. The same thing had been done before with regard to money laundering. She will continue to be prosecuted for both crimes @Politica_ECpe https://t.co/YOsTMJOWXd
– Victor Reyes Parra (@nekroRP)
October 6, 2022
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.