Peru’s Public Prosecutor’s Office expands one of the investigations against Castillo and incorporates two of his advisors

The Peruvian Prosecutor’s Office announced Monday its decision to expand the preliminary investigation against the president, Pedro Castillo, incorporating two advisors to the Presidency in the case for the alleged commission of crimes of criminal organization.

“The Prosecutor of the Nation has decided to expand the preliminary investigation of the President of the Republic for the alleged crime of criminal organization and to incorporate as investigated, for this crime, Beder Camacho and Eder Vitón,” the Public Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement on Twitter.

Specifically, the Public Prosecutor’s Office has decided to include in the investigation the undersecretary of the Presidency, Beder Camacho, for allegedly covering up for Castillo’s former advisor Bruno Pacheco, who was a fugitive from justice for almost three months, as reported by the Peruvian newspaper ‘La República’.

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On the other hand, the advisor of the technical cabinet of the Presidency, Éder Vitón, is charged with crimes of criminal organization, according to the mentioned newspaper.

Last July 23, the Peruvian Prosecutor’s Office decided to open an investigation against Castillo for alleged crime against the administration of justice or personal concealment, after former Minister of the Interior Mariano Gonzalez accused him of obstructing Justice.

Gonzalez accused the Peruvian president of obstructing the work of the country’s Intelligence Services so that they would not find the whereabouts of fugitives Bruno Pacheco, Juan Silva and Fray Vasquez Castillo, the president’s nephew.

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