Martín Vizcarra: PJ approves effective collaboration agreement of former Minister Hernández on alleged bribes

Martín Vizcarra: PJ approves effective collaboration agreement of former Minister Hernández on alleged bribes

Former Minister of Agriculture pleaded guilty to having been an intermediary in an alleged bribe of S/1.3 delivered by the construction company ICCGSA to the former president.

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Martín Vizcarra: PJ approves effective collaboration agreement of former Minister Hernández on alleged bribes

Former Minister of Agriculture pleaded guilty to having been an intermediary of alleged bribery of S/1.3 delivered by the construction company ICCGSA to the former president. (Photo: Andina)

The Judiciary approved the effective collaboration agreement of former Minister José Manuel Hernández for alleged bribes to former President Martín Vizcarra by a company investigated in the case “ Building Club”.

According to the resolution of the Fifth National Preparatory Investigation Court, the former head of Agriculture pleaded guilty to having been an intermediary of an alleged bribe of S/1.3 million from the construction company Ingenieros Civiles y Contratistas Generales S.A. (ICCGSA) to Vizcarra Cornejo.

Furthermore, according to the document, Hernández admitted the crime of own bribery and was sentenced to one year of suspended prison and the payment of 150 thousand soles of civil damages. He also had various obligations imposed on him as part of effective collaboration with him.

As recalled, an effective collaborator revealed that the company Incot Contratistas Generales joined ICCGSA to pay a million-dollar bribe to the former president when he was regional governor, with the aim of winning the favor of the Moquegua Hospital in 2013.

In the construction of the Moquegua Hospital, Martín Vizcarra is accused of the alleged crime of improper passive bribery for having requested, during his period as regional president, a donation of 1 million soles to Rafael Granados, commercial manager of the company IGGSA, to formalize the granting of the award despite the fact that it was an act of his government.

According to the tax thesis, the money was managed through José Manuel Hernández, a person close to Martín Vizcarra.

In this case, the Prosecutor's Office has the statement of collaborator José Fernando Castillo, general manager of IGGSA, who revealed that the former president requested money from this company through the former Minister of Agriculture to approve the offer presented by the hospital consortium.

According to the fiscal thesis, In this case, the payment of 1,300,000 soles that Martín Vizcarra would have requested was made “in a staggered manner”. The payments of this alleged bribe took place between 2014 and 2016, the majority through Hernández.

The former minister authorized the lifting of his identity as an effective collaborator, and revealed two deliveries directly to Martín Vizcarra, one of them in person at the IGGSA offices where they delivered a balance of 30 thousand dollars.