Prosecutor Luz Taquire investigates the 43 hidden visits of the president's nephews to the Palace

Prosecutor Luz Taquire investigates the 43 hidden visits of the president's nephews to the Palace

No transparency ● Between August and November of last year, Fray Vásquez and Gian Marco Castillo entered the door of the presidential residence in six different vehicles, owned by businessmen linked to the president. Among them, the name of Chotano Abel Cabrera stands out.

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Prosecutor Luz Taquire investigates the 43 hidden visits of the president's nephews to the Palace

Fray Vásquez and Gian Marco Castillo, nephews of the president, are being investigated for the Puente Tarata case. Both remain fugitives.

Prosecutor Luz Taquire investigates the 43 hidden visits of the president's nephews to the Palace

Yesenia Vilcapoma

< b>Investigation Unit

The money laundering prosecutor Luz Taquire investigates the 43 visits to the Government Palace by Gian Marco Castillo and Fray Vásquez, nephews of the head of state. These income, which, at the time, were not reported to the prosecution, were revealed by the Investigation Unit on May 8. The report shows the findings obtained from the review of the “'Puerta Garita' vehicle entry and exit record book”, that is, door 6 that allows direct access to the presidential residence.

< p>Prosecutor Luz Taquire investigates the 43 hidden visits of the president's nephews to the Palace

Report that reveals the hidden visits through door 6 was published on May 8

To date, the prosecutor's office Taquire is receiving the statements of the witnesses and investigated in this case.

For its part, the Presidential Office responded to a request for information made by this newspaper, stating that there is no entry record through gate 6. Through an official letter, the head of the Facilities Security Department, Óscar Gonzáles, who took office in February of this year, specifies that “In the relief report there is no information classification resolution, which is why the verification of the passive documentation that is in the archives of this department was carried out, not having found an administrative document that is related to the particular ” .

The full note follows.

Of the fugitives Fray Vásquez Castillo and Gian Marco Castillo Gómez, the nephews of President Pedro Castillo involved in the alleged network that directed works in the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC), it was known that they had at least 37 official visits to the Government Palace during the first months of the current government.

But what was not known is that both nephews of the president, who have been sentenced to 36 months of preventive detention for the Puente Tarata Case, entered at least 43 more times through door 6 of the Government Palace between August and November of last year , according to information obtained by El Comercio.

Gate 6 is an income used exclusively for the president's family. This leads to the presidential residence, is used for domestic matters and is on the side of the Alameda Chabuca Granda. The formal entrance of the guests to the Palace to discuss work issues is the Desamparados door.

Prosecutor Luz Taquire investigates the 43 hidden visits of the nephews from the President to the Palace

Access to the Government Palace through Gate 6 or 'Puerta Garita'

On some occasions, Vásquez and Castillo entered together, on others each on their own. In total, they entered through gate 6 at least 60 times, according to the “Puerta de Garita” vehicle entry and exit record book. Of this amount, only 17 visits were recorded in the official report, which is shown on the institutional portal. The other 43 admissions were not reported to the prosecution.

Gian Marco Castillo entered 28 times through the aforementioned access. The first time was on August 2, 2021 and he did it accompanied by Franco Pomalaya, while Fray Vásquez entered at least 17 times. The first one was last August 7th.

The president's nephews entered through gate 6 in six different vehicles that are not registered in their names. The owners of these cars are unknown citizens and businessmen or people related to President Castillo, including Zamir Villaverde, another of those involved in the alleged illegal network that operated in the MTC.

—In detail —

On one occasion, President Castillo's nephews entered the Palace in a black Mitsubishi car with license plate M5G-593, registered in the name of Jenin Abel Cabrera Fernández, a 39-year-old businessman born in Chota (Cajamarca), but who lives in Chiclayo ( Lambayeque).

Cabrera accompanied Pedro Castillo in last year's presidential campaign. The same car was used by the president when he was still a candidate.

Abel Cabrera also entered through the exclusive road that leads to the presidential residence in the company of Alejandro Sánchez Sánchez, owner of the house on the Sarratea passage; and the mayor of Anguía, José Medina Guerrero, on September 15 between 6:15 p.m. and 8:58 p.m. Although there was a building authority in this group, the visit was not transparent.

Fray Vásquez used Cabrera's vehicle for the first time on August 8. According to the visitor's log, he did it to leave the first lady's sister Lilia Paredes. The second time was on September 15, when he was accompanied by Gian Marco Castillo.

Prosecutor Luz Taquire investigates the 43 hidden visits of the president's nephews to the Palace

Record book of entries and exits of vehicles from the “gate gate”

Prosecutor Luz Taquire investigates the 43 hidden visits of the president's nephews to the Palace

Record notebook of entries and exits of vehicles from the “gate gate”

On five other occasions, but in September, Castillo's nephews entered through gate 6 in a blue Mazda with license plate AMJ-034, whose owner is Jorge Ernesto Fernández Requejo, 30, a graduate in commerce and business from the Universidad Pedro Ruiz Gallo who was part of the transfer commission of the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation. On October 19, 2021, Fernández was appointed advisor II in the same portfolio. In photographs reviewed by this newspaper, Fernández appears together with businessman Abel Cabrera, which would show a friendly relationship.

Prosecutor Luz Taquire investigates the 43 hidden visits of the president's nephews to the Palace

Record notebook of entries and exits of vehicles from the “door sentry box”

Prosecutor Luz Taquire investigates the 43 hidden visits of the president's nephews to the Palace

Record notebook of entries and exits of vehicles from the “gate gate”

The nephews also used gate 6 to enter five times with the black Toyota truck with license plate BWO-587, which is in the name of Gissela Rodríguez León, 45, but which was previously owned by Mazavig S.A.C., a Zamir Villaverde company, as It was recorded in the report “The false door of the Palace”, from “Punto final”. The entries with that vehicle occurred between October 28 and November 13, 2021.

In the report of “Fourth power” on the alleged parallel office that President Castillo had in the house on the Sarratea passage, in the district of Breña, released at the end of November, records the Toyota truck parked outside the house and when Fray Vásquez used it to move to a destination unknown.

Related to Villaverde there is also a black Honda car with plate F6D-378, in the name of Grupo Vigarza S.A.C. In this vehicle, Gian Marco Castillo and Fray Vásquez entered the Palace on September 15.

A fifth vehicle used was a white Chevrolet with license plate BMU-324, in the name of Jorge Luis Alfaro Paredes, 29, who lives in Comas and does not register companies. In that car they arrived at the Palace at least 18 times, between October 4 and November 12, 2021.

Before the Commission of Oversight of Congress, Fray Vásquez affirmed that the vehicle was given to him by Alejandro Sánchez, owner of the house in Sarratea.

In addition, on October 9 and 11, two people entered the Palace who did not register their names through gate 6 in the white Chevrolet vehicle. The entry was authorized by PNP Colonel Jaime Huatuco, who at that time was in charge of the security of President Castillo's office.

The last car is a silver Toyota with plate F5O-366, owned by Lourdes Maribel Ramírez de la Puente, 42, who lives in San Juan de Lurigancho and does not register companies. This vehicle was the one used the most to enter the door that leads to the presidential residence: 27 times between August and September 2021. The car was also used by Pedro Castillo on July 21 to visit then-President Francisco at the Government Palace. Sagasti.

Prosecutor Luz Taquire investigates the 43 hidden visits of the president's nephews to the Palace

Log book of entries and exits of vehicles from the “gate garita”

The entry record of the president's nephews through gate 6, to which this Journal had access, ends on November 13, that is, when Bruno Pacheco, then secretary general of the Government Palace, was already being questioned about the scandal of political pressure in the promotion process of the Armed Forces.

Pacheco, who previously worked at Zamir Villaverde's Vigarza company, announced his resignation on November 19. The same day, the prosecutor's office opened a preliminary investigation for another case: the alleged pressure he exerted before Sunat to benefit companies. For this investigation, a diligence was carried out in the Government Palace in which US $ 20,000 was found in the bathroom of what was his office in the general secretariat. In addition, at the end of November, the closeness of Fray Vásquez to his uncle Pedro Castillo became evident.

Consulted by El Comercio, Zamir Villaverde's lawyer, Julio Rodríguez, remarked that his sponsor has already recognized the loan or rental of his cars. “The exact dates are not remembered by Mr. Villaverde,” he said.

The range he established was “approximately between August and November”. He specified that Villaverde had a friendly relationship with Fray Vásquez, cultivated during the presidential campaign.

This newspaper sent a questionnaire of questions to the nephews of the president through his legal defense, but until the closing of this edition there was no response. An attempt was also made to collect the version of the others involved; however, they did not answer the messages or calls.

More details

The vehicle entry and exit logbook “Puerta Garita”, to which this newspaper had access, contains information reported from June 8 to November 13, 2021.

The president's nephews entered at least 60 times. Of this figure, only 17 visits were made transparent. The other 43 were omitted.

The information contained in this notebook was not officially provided to the prosecution.

Prosecutor Luz Taquire investigates the 43 hidden visits of the president's nephews to the Palace

Number of times entered only each vehicle through gate 6