He will remain in prison. The Judiciary declared unfounded the ex officio review of the 36-month preventive detention against former Minister Geiner Alvarado, who was investigated for alleged corruption cases during the government of former President Pedro Castillo.
The measure issued by Supreme Judge Juan Carlos Checkley maintains the force of the preventive confinement order that the former head of Housing and Construction has followed since April 2023 in the Miguel Castro Castro prison.
For the magistrate, the restraining order against Alvarado is proportionate and necessary because the reasons that support the move made by the Permanent Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court for the imprisonment of the former Castilian minister remain.
Alvarado is being investigated for the Ministry of Housing, Puente Tarata, and Petroperú cases and is accused of the alleged crimes of criminal organization, conspiracy, and influence peddling. The Prosecutor’s Office requested that he be sentenced to 17 years and eight months in prison.
Last November, the Judiciary decided to declassify the communications of the former minister, who was arrested in March last year by agents of the Intelligence Directorate in La Molina while he was driving his car.
According to the investigation, the former minister ordered the sanitation works included in the Emergency Decree 102-2021, whose combined value amounts to S/500 million.
Castillo’s “shadow advisors” were behind the development of that standard, and the projects were distributed with the approval of the former president.
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