The legal defense of President Pedro Castillo announced that he will seek to annul this proceeding in the Yenifer Paredes case and stated that “there is no cover-up between family members.”
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The prosecutors left the Palace on Saturday morning. They were seen leaving with documents in their hands. (Photo: GEC)
The prosecution culminated on Saturday morning, after more than 15 hours, with the raid on the Government Palace to seize the security camera recordings of August 8, 9 and 10, dates linked to a previous proceeding in the that they sought to arrest Yenifer Paredes, sister-in-law of President Pedro Castillo.
Representatives of the special team of the prosecution and the police, led by prosecutor Jorge García Juárez, had entered the Palace at 5 p.m. of Friday.
Eduardo Pachas and Benji Espinoza, attorneys for the president, arrived approximately an hour later, while Castillo returned to the Palace at 10:30 p.m., after having completed activities in the Loreto region.
Statements by Benji Espinoza
The judicial resolution that authorized the search gave the prosecution 24 hours for the diligence, considering the delays that could result from making a mirror copy of the recordings. At 9 a.m., the president's defense team told the press that the procedure was about to end and that it was carried out “without any obstacles, without any obstacles or difficulties.”
Pachas stated that the prosecution “already has the cameras and the mandate has been fulfilled.” Meanwhile, although she denied that Paredes had been in the Palace on August 9, when they went to arrest her and did not find her, she indicated that this would not be a crime because every person with an arrest warrant has the right to “place herself in a safe place.” /p>
He added that, in this alleged denial, there would be no cover-up by the president for being a very close relative; while Espinoza remarked that “there is no cover-up between family members.”
The Special Team of Prosecutors against the Corruption of Power arrived this Friday, September 16, until Government Palace to carry out a series of proceedings, in the framework of the Yenifer Paredes case, sister-in-law of President Pedro Castillo. (Video: Channel N)
The team of prosecutors and police officers left at 10:30 a.m. without declaring to the press. The diligence was part of the case in which Paredes is being investigated. The president is not included in this task force fiscal folder.
Espinoza too announced that they will present a cassation in the coming days with the aim that the Supreme Court annul the raid. In dialogue with El Comercio, he commented that his main argument will be that the room that issued the resolution did not have the competence to order this measure in the Government Palace, but only the Supreme Court could do it, where the cases in which the president is investigated.
The lawyer explained that they will present the appeal before the court that hears the Paredes case, despite the fact that Castillo's defense is not a party of this, to elevate it to the Supreme Court. In this regard, judicial sources explained that a cassation can take several months, even years, to resolve.