The prosecutor's request for 36 months of preventive detention also reaches the mayor of Anguía, José Medina.
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The Prosecutor's Office requests 36 months of preventive detention for the mayor of Anguía, José Medina, and Pedro Castillo's sister-in-law, Yenifer Paredes . (Photo: Capture Justice TV)
Judge Johnny Gómez Balboa, of the Third Preparatory Investigation Court, will announce this Friday at 6 pm his decision regarding the prosecutor's request for 36 months of preventive detention against Yenifer Paredes, sister-in-law of President Pedro Castillo, and the mayor of Anguía, José Nenil Medina Guerrero, investigated for alleged criminal organization and money laundering. On Tuesday, The prosecution supported the testimonies and alleged irregular acts against the sister of the first lady and estimated a sentence of 23 years in prison.
During the hearing, prosecutor Jorge García Juárez rejected that they carry out “political or media persecution against someone”. “I strongly and emphatically reject that this is a political or media persecution against someone. The Public Ministry works objectively, subject to the Constitution and the law ”, he expressed.
Con esto, el juez da por culminado el debate. Anuncia un receso de cinco minutos, luego del cual anunciará la fecha y hora en la que leerá la resolución al pedido de prisión preventiva contra Yenifer Paredes y conta José Nenil Medina, alcalde de Chota @Politica_ECpe
— Víctor Reyes Parra (@nekroRP) August 25, 2022
Watch the audience here:
See here the fiscal support of the request for preventive detention:
See the details of the hearing here:
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El investigado José Nenil Medina, quien seguirá detenido al menos hasta que se resuelva el pedido de prisión preventiva, fue trasladado y está presente en la sala de audiencias. Yenifer Paredes no fue trasladada con él ya que ayer terminó el debate en torno a ella @Politica_ECpe pic.twitter.com/YrORfD594o
— Víctor Reyes Parra (@nekroRP) August 24, 2022
“[We have] Lilia Paredes as coordinator, José Medina [the mayor of Anguía] as operator, Yenifer Paredes as main lobbyist, and Hugo and Anggi Espino as figureheads”, prosecutor Jorge García stated on Tuesday when supporting the request for preventive detention against the president's sister-in-law.
Medina, identified as a member of an alleged criminal organization that President Pedro Castillo would lead, has been serving a preliminary arrest for the same case since he was captured by the police on August 9 in the Cercado de Lima.
The investigation against him is being carried out by the Special Team of Prosecutors against the Corruption of Power, which this Wednesday will support your request for preventive detention.
The 31-year-old mayor is pointed out by the effective collaborator Bruno Pacheco, former secretary general of the Presidential Office, of acting as Pedro Castillo's “cashier”.
According to Pacheco, Medina is one of the operators of the alleged criminal organization headed by the head of state to obtain illicit profits through public tenders.
The request for preventive detention against Medina, to which El Comercio had access, also indicates that he would be part of a “shadow cabinet” that operated in the Government Palace.
The same document includes the version of an effective collaborator who affirms that Medina was a very trusted man of the president.
< b>Watch the preventive detention hearing for Yenifer Paredes here:
In his video column this Tuesday, Fernando Vivas analyzes the situation of Yenifer Paredes, who, during the search of her house in Cajamarca, was found to have 14 stamps of presidents and lieutenant governors of various communities and a justice of the peace from Ang uía.