The Court of Appeals of Peru rejected on Monday the request for freedom solicited by former President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK) who was detained on April 10 for the investigation on alleged money laundering related to Odebrecht.
“The judges ordered him to remain in prison for ten days while facing an investigation for alleged money laundering and for allegedly interfering in the award of millionaire works to the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht”, El Nuevo Herald explained.
Next Tuesday PPK will attend a new hearing to face a new request for preventive detention of the prosecution, although this time for three years.
At the same time, the panel of judges, chaired by Juan Guillermo, ordered the release of the chauffeur and the secretary of the ex-President who, like Kuczynski, were imprisoned since April 10.
“The prosecution claims that Kuczynski made alleged ‘acts of money laundering’ while he was minister of Economy and prime minister during the government of former President Alejandro Toledo (2001-2006). The alleged crimes are related to the construction of a highway that connects Brazil with Peru and work to irrigate desert areas in the north of the country”, El Nuevo Herald said.