Peru’s Public Prosecutor opens investigation in opposition to former well being minister for illicit enrichment

Peru’s Public Prosecutor’s Workplace reported that it opened an investigation in opposition to the previous Minister of Well being, Jorge López Peña, who was dismissed on October 23 following a newspaper report exhibiting potential acts of corruption on the a part of the official.

“The Prosecutor’s Workplace of the Nation ordered to open a preliminary investigation for 60 days in opposition to Jorge López Peña, in his capability as Minister of Well being, because the alleged perpetrator of the crime of illicit enrichment to the detriment of the State,” the Public Prosecutor’s Workplace reported on the social community Twitter.

On October 23, the native tv program Punto Closing reported that López Peña had ordered staff of his portfolio to deposit cash within the account of his daughter’s mom, which was used to purchase an residence close to the ministry.

Peru's former Minister of Health, Jorge López Peña.
Peru’s former Minister of Well being, Jorge López Peña. (Photograph: web replica)

That very same day the President, Pedro Castillo, eliminated his Minister of Well being from his submit and revealed on Twitter:

“Given the details unfold by the media that might contain the present Minister of Well being and display absolute transparency in my Authorities, I’ve determined to terminate his capabilities. I reiterate my dedication to proceed working for the nation”.

López Peña, a surgeon-radiologist, had assumed as a minister in April this yr; he was the third Secretary of State of that portfolio appointed by Castillo.

With info from Sputnik