The Vice President of Peru and Minister of Development and Social Inclusion, Dina Boluarte, has been included in the investigation for alleged money laundering in the financing of electoral campaigns of 2020 and 2021 of the Peru Libre party, according to reported sources from the Prosecutor’s Office to the newspaper El Comercio.
Likewise, it was announced that the current Vice Minister of Territorial Governance of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM), Braulio Grajeda, has also been included in this case.
The prosecutor in charge, Richard Rojas Gómez, pointed out that both officials affiliated with Peru Libre, opened a joint account in the Banco de Credito de Peru (BCP), in which supposedly monthly contributions of about $ 25.32 were collected, which were made by officials who worked under the modality of administrative contracting of services (CAS) of the Regional Government (GORE) of Junín.
This money was supposedly intended to pay the civil reparation of Vladimir Cerrón, founder of the party and former governor of Junín, who was convicted of corruption.
According to the testimony of an effective collaborator of the Prosecutor’s Office, from that account they were approximately $ 4,000 transferred to the personal account of the leader of Peru Libre, which is a portion of the $ 215,000 that Cerrón was sentenced to pay for an incompatible negotiation crime when he was governor.
For his part, Boluarte mentioned that its inclusion in the tax investigation “has neither feet nor head” and reiterated that she has no problem being questioned as many times as necessary. “As the investigation progresses, the Prosecutor’s Office will have to remove us from the file,” said the vice president. Also, through your Twitter account, express that he trusts that this investigation is not used with “political interests”.
For his part, Grajeda assured that the Lima regional committee of Peru Libre made a voluntary collection to help Vladimir Cerrón and that is why the account was opened in the BCP.