The sister-in-law of Alfredo Benavides, wife of the comedian Jorge Benavides, is also under the scrutiny of the Public Ministry. Since, during the preventive detention hearing held at around 5 in the afternoon today, November 19, against Alfredo Benavides for the alleged crime of money laundering, the prosecutor also referred to the participation of
Karin Marengo in the alleged illegal act.
Prosecutor Leidi Gálvez Sánchez presented various evidence, such as contracts, registry entries and payment invoices from the former mayor of San Juan de Lurigancho Carlos Burgos to Alfredo Benavides, as well as the statement of a key witness.
commented the representative of the Public Ministry. “This prosecutor’s office is fully convinced that the elements of conviction reflect a criminal act that, according to our hypothesis, will be worthy of a penalty”
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The premise of the Public Ministry is that Alfredo Benavides and Karin Janet Marengo Núñez bought real estate with ill-gotten money during Carlos Burgos’ illegal administration, in the 2014-2017 period. For this reason, 36 months of preventive prison have been requested for the comedian known for playing ‘Niño Alfredito’ in a Latina reality show.
The evidence that would incriminate Alfredo Benavides and his sister-in-law
During the live hearing, the prosecutor read the testimony of the effective collaborator, key to investigating the criminal organization dedicated to money laundering, led by Carlos Burgos, former mayor of San Juan de Lurigancho.
“I am aware that Carlos Burgos Horna had acquired several properties in the name of the investigated Alfredo Benavides, such as the one located in the rural community of Sumbilca, Huaral province, where he acquired 500 hectares together with Walter Llancari de la Pena, money that in its entirety was provided by Carlos Burgos for the sum of one million soles (…) Likewise,
Subsequently, among them, there have been some commercials, and as a result, through a loan of money that Jorge Benavides’s wife, Karin Marengo, had made with additional money, Carlos Burgos acquired a property in Trujillo, which would also have been registered in the name of Alfredo Benavides ”. I am aware that Mr. Carlos Burgos acquired an apartment in Miraflores in the name of Alfredo Benavides for the amount of 400 thousand dollars.
In addition, according to the Prosecutor’s Office, the person under investigation for the alleged crime of money laundering, Alfredo Benavides, would have acquired an asset owned by his co-investigator Karin Marengo, “but the payment would have been made with money from illicit origin, which would be categorized as a crime of asset laundering ”.
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The Seventh Preparatory Investigation Court of the National Superior Court held a virtual hearing on the prosecutor’s request for preventive detention against the comedian Alfredo Benavides Gastello and others under investigation of Carlos José Burgos Horna for the crime of money laundering to the detriment of the State.
During the virtual conference, the prosecutor Leidi Gálvez Sánchez indicated that Benavides and Karin Marengo bought properties with illicit money during the administration of the former mayor of San Juan de Lurigancho.