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At this headquarters most of the financial power is concentrated and most of the investigations and identification cases that mark the year 2023 are developed. In 2024, building is expected to continue, now under the administration of Juan Carlos Villena, the nation's attorney. Should be the focus of major investigations carried out by the company.

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The building has eleven floors. During his tenure as Advocate of the Nation, Patricia Benowitz and her advisors -among them, today's effective collaborator Jaime Villanueva- had their offices and offices on the ninth floor. Its corridors, distinguished by a red carpet, became the center of the building's power.

In front of the headquarters of the Public Ministry

Previously, Pedro Chavarry (2018) and Pablo Sánchez (2015-18 and 2022) have served there during their tenures as heads of the Public Ministry. Indeed, it was Pablo Sanchez gets Pedro Castillo For his first statement in the Puente Tarata case, one of the cases in which he is currently in custody.

Pedro Castillo on the ninth floor of the National Prosecutor's Office in December 2021.  It was for a meeting with the then National Prosecutor, Zoraida Avalos.  A few months later, he would return to testify as an interrogator there before his successor, prosecutor Pablo Sanchez.

Pedro Castillo on the ninth floor of the National Prosecutor's Office in December 2021. It was for a meeting with the then National Prosecutor, Zoraida Avalos. A few months later, he would return to testify as an interrogator there before his successor, prosecutor Pablo Sanchez.

The ninth floor is also where it is Supreme Council of AdvocatesAnd where Counselors are sent to the head of the public ministry, and there are offices of an administrative nature. General Administration or General Secretary.

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There are also offices. Constitutional Complaints Section of the National Prosecutor's OfficeCases of high officials (Presidents, Members of Congress, Ministers, Chief Justices, Attorneys General, etc.) are found.

Meeting of the Supreme Council of Lawyers (2022-2023) consisting of Juan Carlos Villena, Zoraida Avalos, Pablo Sanchez and Patricia Benavides.

Meeting of the Supreme Council of Lawyers (2022-2023) consisting of Juan Carlos Villena, Zoraida Avalos, Pablo Sanchez and Patricia Benavides.

In recent years, the apartment tax has also been the scene of judicial problems involving the nation's attorneys.

In January 2019, lawyer Jose Domingo Perez raided the offices of a consultant. Pedro Savory. A few days later, the office's seal was breached by employees of the then-nation's attorney, as captured on security cameras.

In 2019 the office of Juan Manuel Duarte, Pedro Savary's adviser, was raided.  It was on the ninth floor of the National Prosecutor's Office building.

In 2019 the office of Juan Manuel Duarte, Pedro Savary's adviser, was raided. It was on the ninth floor of the National Prosecutor's Office building.

Last November, the site was also the scene of a meeting between Patricia Benavides and her trusted staff that lasted until dawn just before the execution.Operational Valkyrie V'.

There he came Special Committee Against Corruption in Power (Eficcop) The raid on the offices of the former national prosecutor's advisers, identified as part of the criminal network he led, was carried out in parallel with the arrest of Jaime Villanueva.

A few days later, after the suspension of Patricia Benavidez by the National Board of Justice, Pablo Sánchez took over as the nation's interim attorney general and ordered measures to protect all documents located at the site.

Video by Patricia Benavides on the ninth floor

Patricia Benavides walks into her office #videosEC #UI
Patricia Benavides walks into her office #videosEC #UI

El Comercio's sources said that during the first days of his administration as interim prosecutor of the nation, Juan Carlos Villena chose to remain in his office as Supreme Prosecutor on the eighth floor instead of going to the ninth floor like his predecessors.

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Another place on the ninth floor is the ambassadors' room, where Patricia Benavides recorded various messages.

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Antonio Fernandez Geri, ANC's leader of the Public Ministry.

Antonio Fernandez Geri, ANC's leader of the Public Ministry.

He was the only Supreme Court lawyer who avoided settling on the eighth floor Zoraida Avalos. He did it on the 10th floor, where he worked during his time as the nation's attorney and later as president. Second Supreme Criminal Prosecutor's OfficeUntil he was disqualified by Congress for violating the Constitution by not investigating Pedro Castillo during his mandate.

Within that, poor relationship between Patricia Benavides and Zoraida Avalos, neighbors on the 9th and 10th floors, an open secret in the building's corridors and stairwells. Today, that Congress-mandated disqualification is questionable.

The offices of the Solicitor General are also on the 10th floor. Kalinga Mesa and Sylvia Sheikh, known for their participation in the trials of the cases of Pedro Castillo and other senior officials before the Department of Justice. Plus, they work there Special Section on Complaints against Magistrates (Aredema)IT area and image management.

Sorita Avalos held her office on the 10th floor of the National Prosecutor's Office until she was disqualified by Congress (Photo: El Comercio)

Sorita Avalos held her office on the 10th floor of the National Prosecutor's Office until she was disqualified by Congress (Photo: El Comercio)

Returning to the eleventh floor, there reports Pedro Castillo and Tina PoluarteAn important event also occurred during the administration of Patricia Benowitz: In July 2022. It happened in the press conference room that was functioning there.

Patricia Benavides went head-to-head today with Marita Barretto as coordinator of Eficop.

Patricia Benavides went head-to-head today with Marita Barretto as coordinator of Eficop.

The central auditorium is also on that floor Patricia Benowitz was sworn in as the nation's attorney and delivered many speeches. One that helped herald their creation EficcopHe sent messages directed at conflicting prosecutors, which he gave last November and announced that he would not publish his thesis to avoid ridicule. People like Lava Jato Special Team.

It was on the 11th floor that Patricia Benavides was sworn in in front of other members of the Supreme Bar Council.  Photo: GEC / Renzo Salazar

It was on the 11th floor that Patricia Benavides was sworn in in front of other members of the Supreme Bar Council. Photo: GEC / Renzo Salazar

As coordinator of Eficcop, Marita Barreto And his team of lawyers settled on the fifth floor. A special police support team headed by Col. PNP is also operating there. Harvey Colzado. Investigations were carried out from there in the context of Pedro Castillo Then, to context Patricia Benavides.

In that case, only four sites separated investigators from the investigation. And until recently everything was stocked 'Operation Valkyrie'.

Senior Prosecutor Marita Barretto, Eficcop Coordinator, with PNP Colonels Harvey Colzado and Walter Lozano on the fifth floor of the Public Ministry headquarters.  Photo: GEC

Senior Prosecutor Marita Barretto, Eficcop Coordinator, with PNP Colonels Harvey Colzado and Walter Lozano on the fifth floor of the Public Ministry headquarters. Photo: GEC

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The coordination office is also located on the fifth floor. Special Committee on White Collar Litigation And this Attorneys specializing in environmental matters (FEMA).

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