The Fourth National Preparatory Investigation Court, presided over by Judge Víctor Zúñiga, issued a prosecution order against Keiko Fujimori and formally decreed that the Leader of the Popular Force (FP) will go to trial for the alleged crime of money laundering and criminal organization, as part of the investigation of the case of Cocteles. The same order was directed to the other defendants.
As a result, Fujimori faces a possible sentence of 30 years in prison, which was requested by Public ministry. With him, 38 other people, who are part of Fuerza Popular and the company MVV Bienes Raíces (owned by Mark Vito), is being investigated for the alleged crime of money laundering to the detriment of the State.
In that framework, the Victor Zuniga expresses the formal and material validity of the accused requirement, as well as the existence of a valid method of legal relationship.
Why is Keiko Fujimori being investigated?
Special equipment for Lava Jato case maintains that the former presidential candidate and former leaders of Fuerza Popular committed acts of money laundering to hide the contributions to his campaign in 2011 and 2016.
Within the framework of the investigation, among the alleged contributors is the Brazilian company Odebrecht, which allegedly paid more than US$1 million to the illegal sources of the Fujimori campaign.
What is a Cocktail Case?
The Cocteles Case, in which the Fuerza Popular leader is involved, refers to alleged illegal contributions to his presidential campaign. The alleged funds were allegedly from illegal sources and were allegedly made during fundraising events called “cocktail parties.” One of the donors is the company Odebrecht.
Because of this, Fujimori was investigated for the alleged crimes of money laundering, obstruction of justice and allegedly leading the criminal organization within Fuerza Popular.