Mayor of Anguía would face a minimum sentence of 23 years in prison

Mayor of Anguía would face a minimum sentence of 23 years in prison

Prosecutor Jorge García Juárez explained that the mayor faces that penalty if he is found guilty of criminal organization, money laundering and aggravated collusion.

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Mayor of Anguía would face a minimum sentence of 23 years in prison

José Medina is the mayor of the district of Anguía and is being investigated by the alleged crimes of criminal organization, money laundering and aggravated collusion. (Photo: PNP)

The mayor of the district of Anguía (Cajamarca), José Medina Guerrero< b>, faces a minimum sentence of 23 years in prison, according to the Public Ministryat the hearing this Wednesday.

During his arguments to support his request for 36 months of pre-trial detention, prosecutor Jorge García Juárez explained that the mayor faces that penalty if He is found guilty of criminal organization, money laundering and aggravated collusion.

He explained that the crime of money laundering carries a minimum sentence of 8 years; aggravated collusion under a criminal organization, 15 years; and the one for criminal organization, 8 years in effective prison.

Thus, the representative of the Public Ministry explained that in application of the figure of determining the sentence by thirds, in the present case the minimum sentence of 23 years in prison would apply.

“Therefore, the prognosis of the penalty exceeds the requirement that the penalty to be imposed exceed four years established in article 268 letter b of the Code of Criminal Procedure” , he stated.

The prosecutor maintained that the mayor of Anguía is part of the so-called “shadow cabinet” of Pedro Castillo and would have had the function of “operator” in an alleged criminal organization whose objective would be to adjudicate works irregularly.

“[Medina] had a fundamental role in the macro organization. He had arrival, confidence, a lot of friendship with the president. He formed with other people, Abel Cabrera, Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez, Salatiel Marrufo and others, the 'cabinet in the shadows' “, he referred.