“In a completely surprising way, but after several weeks of rumors, Peru’s attorney general, Pedro Chávarry, removed José Domingo Pérez and also the coordinator of the Lava Jato team, Rafael Vela”, La Tercera informed yesterday.
Párez said he was “outraged” by his dismissal. President Martín Vizcarra, who was in Brasilia at the moment, also rejected Pérez’s removal.
The attorney general justified his controversial measure by the fact that Pérez “proceeded to question my election, which was unanimously held by the Supreme Prosecutors” and that this attitude was “endorsed by the coordinator Vela Barba”, according to information from La Tercera.
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