Approved. After postponing the vote due to the Plenary of Congress, On Monday, February 8, the Subcommittee on Constitutional Accusations decided to approve the report denouncing Congressman Edgar Alarcón of Union for Peru (UPP) for the alleged crime of illicit enrichment.
With 11 votes in favor, 3 against and one abstention, the working group chaired by Carlos Pérez (Popular Action) approved the report of the congresswoman on Democratic Decentralization (DD) Congratulations Tocto, who handled the case since last November.
The three congressmen who voted against approving the report were Martha Chavez (not grouped), Carlos Mesía (Popular Force) and Carlos Almerí (We can Peru), while Fernando Melendez Alliance for Progress (APP) abstained.
Now, this report should be taken to the Standing Commission to later go to the Plenary of Congress so that the Attorney General, Zoraida Ávalos, can formalize the preparatory investigation against Alarcón.
Last Thursday, the members of the Subcommittee, with the exception of Congratulations Tocto and Gino Costa, from the Purple Party, decided to postpone the vote on the final report on Edgar Alarcón for illicit enrichment when he was head of the Comptroller’s Office.
In conversation with The Republic, the congressman and member of this working group, José Luis Ancalle, considered that “there were other circumstances and indispositions” that caused the investigation against Edgar Alarcón to be delayed, but that everything will be “framed within the law.”
“He has an opportunity to make his discharges (…). Everything is framed within the legal motivations, accusations and evidence. It is according to that that we are voting. We have seen that so far everything has been like this, “he told this newspaper.
It is worth mentioning that Alarcón is being investigated for an alleged equity imbalance As a result of finding expenses that amount to S / 201,337.24, between June 9, 2016 and July 4, 2017, when he served as Comptroller General of the Republic.
In addition, four other complaints fall on his person for alleged crimes committed in the exercise of their functions, such as collusion, malicious embezzlement, incompatible negotiation and money laundering.
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