Last Sunday, the Anticorruption Prosecutor asked the former President of Peru now a convict, Alberto Fujimori, to pay civil damages equivalent to $ 71.4 million. Amount to be added into the process that is followed for allegedly embezzling money to bribe executives of popular newspapers during his administration.
Julio Arbizu, anti-corruption prosecutor, told Andina news agency that the order was carried out before the Fourth Criminal Court Liquidator, for the case, known in Peru as “chicha daily.”
According to Arbizu, in that process, it was determined that Fujimori ordered to divert 122 million soles ($ 43.5 million) of the Armed Forces resources to bribe and buy to officers of the “daily chicha”, a popular media campaign conducted to smear campaigns against opponents of his government (1990-2000).
“There is evidence that clearly establishes responsibility for the crime of embezzlement, as well as multiple statements corroborated by people investigated, convicted and witness of the process followed by this in 2006… (the convicted) agree that it was Fujimori who gave the order,” said Arbizu.
Alberto Fujimori is serving a sentence of 25 years in prison for orchestrating 25 murders and two kidnappings during his administration. Additionally it has other lesser sentences for corruption.