The former Minister of Transport and Communications, who has been a fugitive from justice for more than a year, Juan Silva Villegas, appealed in secrecy against two sanctions aimed at reducing his salary as director of a public school in Puente Piedra in 2022, as was announced “Fourth Power” this Sunday.
Silva appealed the decision of the Local Educational Administrative Unit No. 4 (UGEL 4) to freeze at least two salaries of S/4,500 each for not attending the educational institution 5178 Víctor Andrés Belaunde.
Former government minister Pedro Castillo resumed his duties as director of this school after leaving the Cabinet of Ministers in February last year. However, he only came for a few days, which is why UGEL 4 withheld his salary.
As a result of Silva’s appeal, the case was then referred to the National Civil Service Authority, which is responsible for pursuing public servants’ claims.
Servir ruled in favor of UGEL because Silva was not prevented from mobilizing because he was neither held in a penitentiary nor under house arrest; That means he could go to work.
As “Cuarto Poder” reports, neither the Regional Education Directorate of the Lima Metropolitan Region nor Servir have informed the judiciary about the efforts that Silva made in secret. Both assured that this act did not concern them.
The president of the Servir court, Sandro Núñez Paz, told the above broadcast: “We here in court, if a request comes from the prosecutor’s office or the police to hand over all the data, (we will do so) with the greatest Pleasure without inconvenience”.
As “Cuarto Poder” reports, Silva has filed a third appeal against another sanction that Servir has not yet decided on.
Silva was officially declared a fugitive from justice in June 2022, when there was an arrest warrant against him requested by the State Ministry and approved by the judiciary. The former minister must comply with a preventive detention order of 36 months for alleged criminal organization and collusion.
For the prosecution, the former head of the Transportation and Communications Department would be one of the leaders of a criminal network that allegedly operated during the Castillo administration to manipulate public tenders and take positions in the state.