The former Mayor of Lima has accepted her responsibility by admitting to having received bribes from the Brazilian construction company of Odebrecht
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) – Peru has takes a giant step in the fight against corruption leaving far behind Haiti, the least developed country in America and the most corrupt in the Caribbean, according to Amnesty International
In Lima, on Tuesday afternoon, Judge Jorge Luis Chávez Tamariz decided to modify a preventive measure of restricted release enjoyed by Susana Villarán, and ordered an 18-month pre-trial detention sentence. against the former mayor of the Peruvian capital.
Last week, Villarán accepted his responsibility by declaring that he had received contributions from the Brazilian companies Odebrecht and OAS, in order to finance the campaign of no to the revocation which she had knowingly denied during three years.
After hearing the decision of Judge Chávez Tamariz, the former head of Lima City Hall, Susana Villarán, was immediately transferred to the Institute of Forensic Medicine of the Public Prosecutor's Office, where her state of health will be assessed. . The INPE will then designate the prison where it will be remanded for 18 months.