The prosecution investigates the president of Peru for possessing deposits and jewelry

The president of Peru, Dina Boluarte, is on the ropes but it does not seem that she has any intention of resigning, which would plunge the country into a new power vacuum, a constant in the last decade.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
03 April 2024 Wednesday 04:25
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The prosecution investigates the president of Peru for possessing deposits and jewelry

The president of Peru, Dina Boluarte, is on the ropes but it does not seem that she has any intention of resigning, which would plunge the country into a new power vacuum, a constant in the last decade. After the violent police search of her private home in search of three luxurious undeclared watches, this Wednesday it emerged that the prosecutor's office is also investigating the president for possessing bank deposits "of unknown origin" and for wearing jewelry that her level of income supposedly could not either. justify.

Justice is investigating Boluarte for illicit enrichment. Once again, the attorney general's office is the scourge of the precarious Peruvian executive power. The attorney general, Juan Carlos Villena, informed a congressional committee that on Monday "it was decided to expand the factual framework of the accusation, not only for the three Rolex watches," but also because the president's latest sworn statements deducts an increase in assets “within two years” of the equivalent of about 111,000 euros in soles.

In addition, Villena added that Boluarte wore a luxurious bracelet worth around 52,000 euros and estimated that he could have more jewelry worth half a million euros. The attorney general also brought to light bank deposits in the president's accounts for the equivalent of about 250,000 euros.

At midnight last Friday, in a striking operation, police officers smashed the door of Boluarte's private home in a district of Lima in search of the three Rolexes and subsequently moved to the presidential palace, which they also searched for several hours in full dawn.