The investigation in Congress, through the Subcommittee on Constitutional Accusations, began against six Popular Action parliamentarians.
The Parliamentary Ethics Committee approved ex officio denouncing a group of congressmen linked to the ‘Los niños’ case. According to the Prosecutor’s Office, former President Pedro Castillo negotiated with these legislators different benefits in exchange for votes that prevent his vacancy.
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There are 17 parliamentarians who will be denounced ex officio by the legislative body. The working group announced this measure, through its institutional channels, and specified that a preliminary investigation will also be initiated against those mentioned. The measure was adopted with nine votes in favor and two abstentions.
These are the congressmen Paul Gutierrez Ticona, Second Quiroz Barboza, German Tacuri, Francis Paredes, Oscar Zea, Silvia Monteza Facho, Jose Arriola, Edwin Martinez, Carlos Alva, Americo Gonza, Wilson Soto Palacios, Luis Angel Aragon, Hilda Portero Lopez, Carlos Zeballos Madariaga, Katy Ugarte and Edgar Tello.
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The legislator Pasión Dávila, from the bench of the National Coordination Magisterial Block, is also included in the proceedings, however, the investigation against him will be annulled until the 120-day suspension expires -for assaulting his colleague Juan Burgos during the plenary session – which was imposed on him in December of last year.
The also parliamentarian Betssy Chávez will not face this investigation either. The former Prime Minister of Castillo was suspended from her legislative functions, a few days ago, while the Prosecutor’s Office develops the case against her for her alleged co-authorship in the coup d’état of December 7, 2022.
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On March 24, in addition, those mentioned were subjected to a series of raids -at their respective homes and congressional offices- at different points nationwide. There were 35 prosecutors deployed in the mega-operation known as ‘Los pequeños II’.
“The Congress men [están] included in the extension of the investigation of the Public Ministry (which resulted in raids on homes and congressional offices) in order to determine if there has been a violation of parliamentary ethics,” reported the commission chaired by Karol Paredes (Popular Action).
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