The controversy is over. The supreme prosecutor Pablo Sánchez ruled that the prosecutor Germán Juárez Atoche, from the Lava Jato Special Team, -and not the anti-corruption prosecutor Elmer Chirre- is competent to investigate former president Martín Vizcarra for the alleged bribes he would have received in the Lomas de Ilo and Hospital de Moquegua.
According to the resolution to which you agreed Management, the magistrate points out that “through the applicable regulations”, it is evidenced that either of the two offices could have jurisdiction. However, the operational advantage should be prioritized in one of the Prosecutor’s Offices when knowing the beginning of the criminal act.
In the resolution, Sánchez also affirms that “erratic incidents are evident from the beginning by expressing a denial of ‘expansion of powers’ and then indicating that there is no function to resolve powers.”
In this way, he refers to the confusing pronouncement of the National Prosecutor, Zoraida Ávalos, who had initially indicated that in his opinion, the investigation against Vizcarra should be carried out by the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office.
The supreme prosecutor also calls the attention of both parties not having declined one in favor of the other, subjecting the institution to a complex situation.
Finally, the also former prosecutor of the Nation states that the Special Team continue with its investigations and urges them to keep them confidential.
As it is recalled, the anti-corruption prosecutor Elmer Chirre raised a competence contest in order to stay with the investigation of the former president.