A video of a dancing Brazilian stripper interrupted a digital public listening to of Peruvian President Pedro Castillo’s corruption investigation on Wednesday.
“They are showing very suggestive images,” prosecutor Samuel Rojas mentioned because the footage of the male stripper, Ricardo Milos, appeared on screens throughout the listening to.
The surprising content material appeared as Rojas was outlining the explanation why Castillo ought to be investigated. The listening to was being publicly broadcast on the judiciary department’s tv channel, with the offending clip later shared extensively on Twitter.
A supreme courtroom decide is evaluating a request to throw out the investigation into whether or not the president led a corruption plot involving his former Minister of Transport and Communications, Juan Silva, who’s presently in hiding.
The president’s authorized protection staff is making an attempt to stop prosecutors from questioning him at a listening to scheduled for Friday.
The video of Milos appeared by means of the consumer account of Benji Espinosa, a member of Castillo’s protection staff, prompting a quick suspension of the listening to.
Espinosa denied that he was liable for the video and says he was the sufferer of “computer crime.”
“The video appeared abruptly, giving the impression that it came from my account, which I reject,” Espinosa informed Reuters by cellphone.
The lawyer added he was submitting a grievance with the decide and claimed that the incident “shows that the virtual system of the judiciary is vulnerable.”
Leftist President Castillo presently faces scrutiny of alleged corruption in his authorities, social protests and a fall in reputation after 10 months in energy.
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