Judge Victor Zuniga rejected a request by Fuerza Popular Party chief and 42 co-defendants to file a charge by prosecutor Jose Perez, which seeks 30 years and 10 months in prison for him.
Around the same time, prosecutor Alcides Chincha confirmed his request for a 12-year prison sentence for former Congressman Kenji Fujimori in 2018 to give benefits to opposition lawmakers in exchange for abstaining from voting for the vacancy (removal). Then-President Pedro Pablo Kucwinski.
Judge Zuniga’s ruling thwarted defendants’ efforts to adjourn the case before the start of a public hearing in Keiko Fujimori’s trial.
The defense of the three-time unsuccessful presidential candidate challenged the decision before a Superior Criminal Court of Appeals to determine whether irregular or clandestine contributions to electoral funds were themselves money laundering before a hearing.
Lawyers say that the hidden contributions of millionaires from local and foreign companies do not come from illegal activities, so there is no money laundering.
The money was not declared to the electoral body and another charge against Fujimori and his associates is obstruction of justice, as they tried to disperse the funds as if they were multiple false civilian contributions of small amounts.
In Kenji Fujimori’s case, the request for 12 years in prison corresponds to the offense of bribery and influence pedaling, of which Guillermo Bocangel, Bienvenido Ramírez, a congressman like him, and his adviser Alexi Toledo are also accused.
The four are accused of offering public functions and other facilities to the legislators of Fuerza Popular, in order to disobey Keiko Fujimori’s decision to promote a second attempt to vacate Kuczynski due to allegations of corruption.
One of the lawmakers he tried to attract, Moises Mamani, showed interest in the offer, recorded the offers on audio and video and showed the material to the press, which in March 2018 exposed a scandal that prompted Kuczynski to resign. Forced to.
The episode was used by Keiko Fujimori to have her bench expel Kenji from Congress and sued in court with the current results.
The first retrenchment attempt in December 2017 failed and Kenji and his followers reached an understanding that month that Kuczynski had imprisoned the brothers’ father, Alberto Fujimori, for crimes against humanity, but illegal and by justice for the former. The grace was rescinded. The ruler had to go back to jail.