The congressmen identified as members of the group ‘Los Niños’ are 6: Raúl Doroteo, Elvis Vergara, Juan Carlos Mori, Jorge Flores, Darwin Espinoza and Ilich López.
Bruno Pacheco continues to reveal little-known details of Pedro Castillo’s government. The former secretary of the Presidential Office, who surrendered to justice last Friday after being a fugitive for more than three months, revealed that there are more congressmen who would make up the gang of “Los Niños” who would have links with the head of state.
According to the newspaper The Republic, Pacheco indicated that there are 12 parliamentarians who coordinate with the president. Until now, by declaration of the lobbyist Karelim López, it was only known that the members of the Popular Action bench: Raúl Doroteo, Juan Carlos Mori, Ilich López, Jorge Luis Flores, Darwin Espinoza and Elvis Vergara were the ones who were close to Government palace.
Due to this situation, the pro-populist legislators are being investigated by the National Prosecutor’s Office for the alleged crime of collusion and against public tranquility in the form of criminal organization to the detriment of the State due to the Puente Tarata-Provías Decentralized case. The Judiciary even issued an impediment to leaving the country for thirty-six and nine months, correspondingly.
On the other hand, Pacheco added that there is an official known as “The Shadow” who knows about the alleged illicit activities of President Pedro Castillo. “He takes care of the president day and night, he is always by his side, he accompanies him everywhere. If there is a cashier, it must be him”he stated.
In the first statement, the former presidential secretary said that Beder Camacho helped him escape by order of the head of state. This would confirm an alleged obstruction of justice by Castillo, who, precisely, is being investigated after what was denounced by the former Minister of the Interior, Mariano González, who did not want to search for fugitives from this government.
In addition, González indicated that the president recommended that he appoint Beder Camacho, current deputy secretary general of the Government Palace, in the vice-ministry of Internal Order. If the appointment had been successful, the official could have had control over the new specialized police team led by Colonels Harvey Colchado (Digimin), Walter Lozano (Dirandro), Franco Moreno (Diviac) and Luis Silva (Dirin) who found the delivery by Bruno Pacheco.
Camacho is being investigated by the Second Specialized Supraprovincial Corporate Prosecutor’s Office Against Organized Crime for the alleged crime of criminal organization inside the Government Palace for the case that has received the name of “The Shadow Advisors.”
Among President Castillo’s shadow advisers, apart from Camacho, would be Biberto Castillo León, a former adviser hired through the Management Support Fund (FAG) system. In addition, officials under investigation are Wilson Petrel Mostacero, Rodolfo Ramírez Apolinario, Franco Pomalaya Neyra, José Luis Cristóbal Quispe and Sandra Paico Carrasco.
Last March, the secretary general of the Government Palace, Jorge Alva, requested his resignation. For Camacho, Alva’s memorandum, asking him and 15 other officials to make their positions available, is invalid and that his position was appointed by President Pedro Castillo and that he has all his confidence.
“We are appointed by the president, not the general secretary”Camacho told El Comercio.
“When there is a new general secretary, all the ministries do the same”he added and assured that he is “working hand in hand” with his superior and that he has not insisted on the subject because “it was a format for everyone”.
Beder Camacho also argued that “If I haven’t made any mistakes, why am I going to resign?”
Pedro Castillo’s lawyer describes Bruno Pacheco as a “delinquent” and that he has “little credibility”Bruno Pacheco confessed that Beder Camacho helped him escape on Pedro Castillo’s order