This is how the El Comercio report, published just a few minutes ago, starts (translated):
“One day before being removed from the role of non-executive chairman of Minera IRL Ltd, Jaime Pinto dropped a bomb that puts under suspicion the system under which mining companies receive their environmental permits .“Pinto made public an expanded criminal charge that was present to the 4th Lima Super-Provincial Court Specialized in Organized Crime, according to which employees of Minera IRL S.A. (Peruvian subsidiary of Minera IRL Ltd) paid around U$11.5m in bribes to functionaries of the Ministry of Energy and Mining, between 2013 and 2014” Continues here
Be clear: A report in Peru’s most prestigious newspaper claiming that government officials received U$11.5m in bribes is NOT a small story.
For more on this, including the full English translation of the press release that Pinto sent out at the time and the way in which scumbags like Pinto use the oddball criminal charge system for their dirty tricks campaign, check out this post from Monday.
Now for a question: As the criminal charge was made under the name of the previous board of directors of Minera IRL Ltd, i.e. three people named Jaime Pinto, Doug Jones and Robin Fryer, will Jones and Fryer allow this criminal charge process to continue or will they withdraw themselves and the company from the process?