Pedro Castillo insists on annulling the tax investigation: the times he hindered or questioned the investigations against him

Pedro Castillo insists on annulling the tax investigation: the times he hindered or questioned the investigations against him

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Pedro Castillo insists on annulling the tax investigation: the times he hindered or questioned the investigations against him

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The president Pedro Castillo, through his lawyer Benji Espinoza, appealed on Thursday the court decision of first instance that declared inadmissible his appeal for protection of rights with which he sought to annul the investigation that is being carried out in the Case of Tarata et al. .

Espinoza confirmed to El Comercio that they submitted the request to the office of the Supreme Preliminary Investigation Judge, Juan Checkley, so that he could submit it to the Special Chamber of the Supreme Court so that his appeal could be reviewed in the second instance.

“We have filed the appeal. We consider that this resolution (of first instance) should be revoked. In fact we do not ask for annulment; if not the revocation, that the decision be replaced with a ruling where they consider (the appeal), declare the guardianship well founded and provision six that incorporates the president into the investigation is annulled, “Espinoza confirmed to El Comercio.

On May 29, the then National Prosecutor, Pablo Sánchez, opened a preliminary investigation against Castillo for the alleged crimes of criminal organization, influence peddling and collusion aggravated.

In response, the president's defense filed an appeal for annulment before the same Attorney General's Office to annul the investigations . The request was rejected.

Then, the defense of the head of state went to the Judiciary, via a protection of rights, which was also rejected. And now he has appealed that decision.

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It is not the first time that the defense of Castillo makes use of legal measures to question his investigations or hinder investigations.

In December 2021, through a fiscal act, it was recorded that Castillo Terrones did not authorize the entry of fiscal personnel to the office of the Secretary of the Office Presidential for the anti-corruption prosecutor Norah Córdova's team to collect information on the Petro-Peru Case.

According to the tax record, at 2:45 p.m. the provincial deputy prosecutor Luis Alberto Medina stated that the president was “the one who does not authorize the entry of fiscal personnel“.

Pedro Castillo insists on annulling the tax-investigation : the times you hindered or questioned the investigations against you

In another diligence, carried out in that month, the presidential office refused to deliver the record of the visits to the anti-corruption prosecutors, Luis Reynaldo Mina Abanto and Clarita Baca Laveriano.

Furthermore, he filed a writ of habeas corpus questioning the actions of the prosecutor; however, the Judiciary rejected his claim. For this reason, he appealed to the Constitutional Court, which has yet to process the case.

Pedro Castillo insists on annulling the tax investigation: the times he hindered or questioned the investigations against him

Recourse of President Pedro Castillo against prosecutor Norah Córdova before the Constitutional Court.

President Castillo also tried to prevent the Subcommittee on Constitutional Accusations from processing the complaint against him for alleged treason against the fatherland for his declarations of a possible exit to the sea ​​for Bolivia.

In this regard, both the Tenth Constitutional Court and the First Constitutional Chamber of the Superior Court of Justice have declared inadmissible his appeal against Congress.