The Prime Minister clarified that his brother has not visited President Pedro Castillo, which he described as “absolutely false”, and said that he does not know the Government Palace either .
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Prime Minister clarified that his brother has not visited President Pedro Castillo, which he described as “absolutely false”, and said that he does not know the Government Palace either.
The President of the Council of Ministers, Aníbal Torres, referred to the contracts for his brother with the State and said that he earns his money “honestly” and does not owe taxes to the treasury.
During a press conference, he stated that Víctor Torres Vásquez has been working with his store “for many years” and long before he he will join as Minister of State.
“It is not true that [my brother] has been disqualified because there is an arbitration that provides that things remain as they are, based on constitutional rulings; so, there is nothing illegal there”, he expressed.
Likewise, the prime minister clarified that his brother has not visited the President of the Republic, Pedro Castillo, which he described as “absolutely false”, and remarked that he does not know the Government Palace either.
“My brother is an entrepreneur. Of course, as a businessman he has income from private activity, but also from his store. And if he earns millions, that's the Peruvian; Envy kills us, let those who are against it die of envy”, he stressed.
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Who is the brother of Aníbal Torres?
Víctor Antonio Torres Vásquez has been accused of allegedly having been part of the corruption network set up by former Mayor Roberto Torres in the Municipality of Chiclayo.
A report by Contracorriente detailed that Torres Vásquez and his son Iván Torres García, as well as Víctor Hugo Carbajal Alzamora, as part of the Trasatlántica consortium, are accused of the crime of simple bribery for presenting false documentation to win a tender in the Municipality of Chiclayo, when Roberto Torres was mayor.
The project was awarded in 2013 and the works consisted of improving the pavement and sidewalks from the central area of the city of Chiclayo. The work was delivered on a date after the established deadline and an amount higher than the allocated budget was charged.
The Public Ministry has requested 9 years of prison for all those involved in the case. The Judiciary already handed down a first sentence of 2 years and 6 months for the brother of Aníbal Torres, but later the sentence was replaced by days of providing services to the community, for which the Prosecutor's Office appealed .