Congress reschedules constitutional complaint debate against Edgar Alarcón for May 25

The Congress of the republic rescheduled the debate and vote on the constitutional complaint filed against the former comptroller and former parliamentarian Edgar Alarcon for next Wednesday May 25th at 4:00 pm

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The measure was adopted after Alarcón Tejada filed a letter requesting the change of date, arguing “Personal, work, health and directly related matters” with his legal defense.

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In this regard, the president of Parliament, María del Carmen Alva (Popular Action), reported that in the event that the former comptroller or his lawyer do not attend the chamber, the respective procedure will continue.

As recalled, Edgar Alarcon He was denounced by the then prosecutor of the Nation, Zoraida Ávalos, for the alleged crime of fraudulent embezzlement by aggravated appropriation.

The charges attributed to Alarcón derive from a report from the institutional control body of the Comptroller General’s Office, which indicates that when he held various positions in that entity, he authorized payments for services that were not provided.

According to the Prosecutor’s Office, the damage that would have been caused to the State would amount to S/ 490,877, divided into S/ 32,417 soles in payments with petty cash resources, and S/ 458,460, with the issuance of payment receipts.

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

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

As recalled, Edgar Alarcon 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, provided for and punished in article 401 of the Penal Code, to the detriment of the Condition.

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