The Subcommittee on Constitutional Accusations approved this Monday with 17 votes in favor the final report of the constitutional complaint No. 372 presented by the National Prosecutor, Zoraida Ávalos, against the suspended congressman Edgar Alarcon, for the alleged crime of willful embezzlement by aggravated appropriation. The vote also obtained 0 abstentions and 0 positions against.

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“With 17 votes in favor, zero against and zero abstentions, the final report of the constitutional complaint 372 has been approved. This report will be sent after the signature of the congressmen to the Permanent Commission as established […] the Regulations of the Congress of the Republic ”, announced the president of the working group, Carlos Pérez Ochoa.

The person in charge of presenting the report was Congressman Franco Salinas, who indicated that it corresponds “Accuse the defendant, Edgar Alarcón, in his capacity as former comptroller general of the Republic, for the alleged commission of the crime against the public administration in the form of willful embezzlement by aggravated appropriation typified in article 387 of the Penal Code.

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As recalled, according to the Prosecutor’s Office, the damage that Alarcón Tejada would have caused to the State would amount to S / 490,877, distributed in S / 32,417 soles in payments with petty cash resources, and S / 458,460, with the issuance of receipts of pay.

In January of this year, Alarcón filed a brief with the parliamentary subcommittee, requiring that the case be closed, considering that the facts that are the subject of the complaint do not constitute a crime that can be attributed to him.

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The former parliamentarian argued that the appeal filed against him by the National Prosecutor “It lacks objectivity and violates the principle of necessary imputation”.

Edgar Alarcón was suspended in office until the constitutional accusation against him approved by Congress is resolved, for being the alleged perpetrator of the crime against the public administration, aggravated illicit enrichment, foreseen and sanctioned in article 401 of the Penal Code, in State offense.

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