Yoshiyama in trouble

11 March 2018

Jaime Yoshiyama, the founder of Fuerza Popular (FP) and close associate of Fujimori family, has found himself under increasing pressure over the last week.

Jorge Barata’s testimony showed how he had given Yoshiyama money for Keiko Fujimori’s 2011 presidential campaign. From abroad he hastily wrote a letter in which he denied the accusation. Upon his return to Peru his house was searched by Judge José Domingo Pérez following a warrant being issued. During the search an unlicensed gun was found along with a cache of ammunition. He was arrested for having an unlicensed firearm but was quickly bailed out.

More troubling was that his wife María Sasaki then attempted to leave the house hiding a computer and a USB device. Both devices were confiscated and will be screened for any evidence they offer as to FP’s finances. Yoshiyama had previously declared that his computers had been stolen and that he had no information from 2011. He had not pursued the matter with the police. The investigation continues. 

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