Former Prime Minister alleged that Judge Jorge Chávez Tamariz advanced an opinion when resolving an appeal for an exception of inadmissibility of action.
According to the tax thesis, César Villanueva would have favored the Brazilian company Odebrecht in the concession of the San José de Sisa highway, when he served as regional governor of San Martín | Photo: El Comercio/Archive
The Third Criminal Appeals Chamber of the National Superior Court declared the challenge made by the former prime minister unfoundedCésar Villanueva against the head of the Seventh National Preparatory Investigation Court, Jorge Chávez Tamariz, in the framework of the Odebrecht Case.
The former head of the Ministerial Cabinet alleged that Chávez Tamariz advanced an opinion on facts that are attributed to the former official at the time of resolving an appeal for the inadmissibility of the action that he presented.
However, said instance determined that there is no cause founded on serious reasons that cast doubt on the impartiality of the judge, since “there is not the slightest suspicion or fear of partiality that would allow us to conclude in estimating the challenge”.
Consequently, the The collegiate ordered that the criminal process be continued in accordance with the law. It should be noted that César Villanueva is being investigated for the alleged crimes of collusion and others, to the detriment of the Peruvian State.
According to the fiscal thesis, César Villanueva would have favored the Brazilian company Odebrecht in the concession of the San José de Sisa highway, when he served as regional governor of San Martín.
The former prime minister is also prosecuted for the alleged crime of influence peddling and illegal sponsorship for having tried to influence the Special Team of the Public Ministry that is investigating him for the Case Odebrecht, in order to favor him.
According to the investigations, the former head of the PCM would have contacted the superior prosecutor Alberto Rossell Alvarado and the provincial deputy prosecutor Ronald Chafloque Chávez, through the citizen José María Santiesteban Zurita, to help him in the judicial process.
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