Mexico City, March 10 – Peru’s Supreme Court of Investigation has approved a prosecutor’s request for a three-year remand of former President Pedro Castillo in an organized crime case.
“The Supreme Court of Preliminary Investigations sentenced Pedro Castillo to 36 months in pre-trial detention for being the alleged leader of a criminal organization for crimes committed in Petropero (state oil company – ed.), the ministries of transportation, housing, construction and health,” the Peruvian court tweeted.
In mid-December last year, the court ruled that Castillo be placed in remand for 18 months in a rebellion case. The new charges that extended his detention are organized crime and influence peddling, which could lead to a 32-year prison sentence.
Pedro Castillo, who served as President of Peru, dissolved Parliament on December 7, which was supposed to consider his impeachment for the third time. However, the parliamentarians still got together for the meeting and decided on Castillo’s resignation. The armed forces and police spoke out against Castillo’s decision, and he was arrested on charges of rebellion and abuse of power. Former Vice President Dina Boulwart was sworn in as head of state in Congress and became the first female president of Peru.
A Peruvian court ordered Castillo to be held for 18 months before trial
December 16, 2022, 04:21