The story is starting to gain traction in Peru. This one in Puno’s ‘Los Andes’ newspaper gets one fact wrong in that it says Minera IRL has brought the charges against the judge. In fact it’s the Peru State prosecutor that’s brought the charges. However it does state that Pinto has been paying the judge S/.5000 (U$1,543) per month and this humble corner of cyberspace hears that is the correct figure. It also syas that Pinto is involved with another mining company and has been impeding the start of the project in order to benefit this other company.
Meanwhile, this one in Peru national paper Correo states that the charges come from intercepted text and social media messages between the judge, Juan Cáceres Tito, and Jaime Pinto. It also has local sources asking how the judge managed to accumulate properties and make very frequent visits by plane to Lima on a salary of just S/800 per month. What happens now is that the judge is placed under a 60 day investigation period, after which the State prosecutor decides what to do with him and with his alleged corruptor, Jaime Pinto.