Back in late September IKN ran a note entitled “The Talented Mister Pinto“ which outlined
the story of Jaime Pinto (aka Jaime NOT HODGES! Pinto) of Minera IRL
Team Hodges and his deep connection with a U$50m corruption scandal under the
Fujimori government in the 1990s. It also noted how in 2003, after a
Congressional investigation into corruption, the people running the
investigation recommended that Jaime NOT HODGES! Pinto face criminal charges
for his role in the affair.
Pinto, one which was never dismissed but laid dormant, has been re-opened and
he is again under active investigation by the Peruvian authorities. His case is
being investigated by the people at the Lima Penal Court that specializes in
cases of corruption (precisely in Spanish, the “2da Fiscalía Provincial
Penal Especializada en Delitos de Corrupción”).
gossamer thin case brought against Diego Benavides by Minera IRL Ltd earlier
this week, Diego Benavides is not the person who’s brought the charges against
Jaime NOT HODGES! Pinto. Nobody from Team Benavides in fact, these are completely
separate from the whole IRL affair.
a real and high-level corruption investigation, Pinto’s yer man. Go ahead, make his day.