(CNN Spanish) — Yenifer Paredes Navarro, the Peruvian president’s sister-in-law, presented herself to authorities this Wednesday, a source with knowledge of the matter confirmed to CNN.
Paredes was wanted by the Peruvian authorities in the framework of an investigation into an alleged “crimes against public administration as of effect to the detriment of the state”.
Parades’ lawyer told the newspaper on Wednesday Republic That she was not aware of his whereabouts and that she was not aware of the initial arrest measures, attributed the proceedings of the prosecutor’s office to “a political issue”.
According to that CNN document, investigators arrived at the National Palace on Tuesday in search of the parades after the Eighth Investigative Court of the National Superior Court of Special Criminal Justice ordered the “immediate location and capture” of the parades and three merchants. had access to.
According to sources close to the prosecutor’s office, a team of prosecutors and a special police team were present at the Government Palace at the end of Tuesday afternoon, but they did not locate him till night.
in newspaper statements RepublicParedes’ lawyer, Jose Quesne, said he did not know his whereabouts. “She lives in Cajamarca, as she told the prosecutor’s office,” he said. Quesne said that “the prosecutor’s office has requested a preliminary arrest measure, but that the action is taken without his knowledge.” He also held that the proceedings of the Public Ministry are due to a political issue. “Justice should not be given at any cost. She (Yennifer Parades) did not know about this measure,” he said.
This Tuesday night, Castillo sent a message to the nation in which he said that “the Government Palace and the Rashtrapati Bhavan, have once again been infringed with an illegal search approved by a judge, coincidentally when requesting my disqualification.” The request was made. to strip the Peruvian people of their legitimate government for 5 years”.
Castillo introduced Paredes as his daughter during the presidential campaign, as he and his wife raised her from a young age. The court order establishes that once the parades are located, he is detained for 10 days.
The parades are being investigated for an alleged offense against the public administration to the detriment of the state. Weeks earlier, the president’s sister-in-law appeared before the Congress of the Republic in response to a summons and denied the charges against her.
CNN has contacted the Presidency of Peru for comment.
The first lady, Lilia Paredes, gave her statement to the prosecutor’s office on July 8 as part of the investigation for alleged influence against her sister.
This special team against corruption of power was created in the prosecutor’s office to investigate Castillo government officials and their closest circle.