Maximum sentences for killers of Alberto Rivera Fernández

first_img Help by sharing this information News Organisation PeruAmericas PeruAmericas February 10, 2017 Find out more News February 8, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Maximum sentences for killers of Alberto Rivera Fernández Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable Reporters Without Borders today welcomed the long prison sentences passed on 7 February 2006 by the Ucayali regional higher court in eastern Peru on five men accused of the murder of radio journalist Alberto Rivera Fernández in Pucallpa on 21 April 2004.Contract killer Angel “El Gatillo” Mendoza Casanova and Erwin Pérez Pinedo, the man who hired him, both got 30 years. Two city officials, Roy Culqui Saurino and Martín Flores Vásquez, who contacted a fifth defendant on behalf of the mayor of Pucallpa and asked him to find a hit-man, were both sentenced to 25 years.The fifth defendant, Tercero González, who turned to his cousin, Pérez Pinedo, for help, was given only 10 years because he cooperated with the prosecution.In a second trial to be held in March, the defendants will be the alleged instigator, Pucallpa mayor Luis Valdez Villacorta, another municipal official, Jorge Barrantes Aguilar, an alleged gangster, Lito “Chino Lito” Fasabi Pizango, and Solio Ramírez.____________________________________________________________12.09.05 – Suspect in Rivera Fernández murder says mayor and investigators involvedSamuel Gonzáles Pinedo, a suspect in the 21 April 2004 killing of Alberto Rivera Fernández, of the radio station Frecuencia Oriental, in the town of Pucallpa, has accused the mayor of Coronel Portillo, Luis Valdez Villacorta, of masterminding the murder. Gonzáles Pinedo, who has been held since 28 May 2004, said on 8 September that two town officials had given him, at the mayor’s request, 500 soles (€ 124) to find people to kill the journalist. The officials (Roy Gavino Cullqui Sorino and Martín Ignacio Flores Vásquez) were arrested and put under investigation on 8 June 2004. But the investigation has since made little progress, which González Pinedo said was because the policeman in charge of the case and the president of the civil division of the higher court in Ucayali, Solio Ramírez, were involved in the murder too. ____________________________________________________________________________01.06.2004 – Suspect arrested in murder of Alberto Rivera FernándezPolice in Pucallpa arrested Samuel Gonzales Pineda on 28 May on suspicionof being involved in the murder of journalist Alberto Rivera Fernández. ————————————————————————-23.04.2004 – Journalist murdered in PucallpaReporters Without Borders voiced deep concern today about the murder of journalist Alberto Rivera Fernández on 21 April in Pucallpa in the eastern Ucayali region and called on interior minister Fernando Rospigliosi to ensure that a thorough investigation is carried out to establish the motives and identify those responsible.Rivera is the second journalist to be killed in Peru in 2004. He was gunned down as he was entering his home, which also houses a shop belonging to the family. Two men who were posing as clients rushed out of the shop and shot him twice in the chest, hitting him in the heart. He died instantly. The shop manager, a relative, nonetheless rushed him to hospital where doctors confirmed that he was dead. Rivera was married and had two children, one still a minor.He was president of the Ucayali Journalists Federation and presented a programme called “Transparencia” on Radio Frecuencia Oriental. He was known for being very critical of both local and regional officials, especially Luís Valdez Villacorta, the mayor of Coronel Portillo, one of the municipalities that make up the city of Pucallpa. Rivera had lambasted Mayor Valdez for the way he handed the illegal occupation of state land. Together with an independent parliamentarian, Víctor Valdez Meléndez, he had organised a march in support of the squatters on 13 January in which the protesters ended up invading the town hall and wrecking some of its furniture.Rivera was also a parliamentary representative for Ucayali from July 1990 to April 1992, having being elected on the Christian Popular Party (PPC) list. Thereafter, he had concentrated on journalism although he was considered a close associate of Valdez Meléndez.Valdez Meléndez said Rivera had constantly received threats. He also said he believed that Ucayali region governor Edwin Vázquez López and the mayor of Coronel Portillo were behind the murder.The first Peruvian journalist killed this year was Antonio de la Torre Echandía, who was murdered in Yungay (400 km north of Lima) on 14 February. The leading suspect is the local mayor, who had been criticised on the air by De la Torre. 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PAC criticises NAMA’s handling of in Project Eagle

first_imgFine Gael select Byrne and O’Donnell for Limerick City Print Previous articleUL claim O’Connor Cup crownNext articleAll Ireland glory for Limerick at Awards ceremony Staff Reporter Limerick proposal to allow NAMA deliver affordable housing Advertisement Victims of Loughill crash named WhatsApp Media in the dock as €26 million courts complex opens for business Emotional farewell to crash victims NewsPAC criticises NAMA’s handling of in Project EagleBy Staff Reporter – March 14, 2017 1020 center_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook Email TAGSCerberusFrank CushnahanMichael NoonanNAMAProject Eagle THE Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has said found that “it was not procedurally appropriate” for Michael Noonan to meet with senior representatives from New York based private investment firm Cerberus the day before NAMA’s Project Eagle bid closing date.In a report issued this Tuesday, the PAC has criticised a number of aspects of the handling of the project sale calling it “seriously deficient”.In June 2014, NAMA sold its Northern Ireland remaining portfolio of loans in a single lot to Cerberus for a price of STG £1.137 billion. The sale of the portfolio was code named Project Eagle.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up NAMA recorded a loss of STG £162m in its accounts on the sale of Project Eagle and a total loss of €800m during the period of 2010 to 2014.In total, the State lost €3.55 billion over the Nothern Ireland based NAMA loans as it only managed to recover 36 per cent of their original par value.Cerberus, the private investment firm based in New York, was the successful bidder for Project Eagle and up to December 22, 2016 it had purchased stock to €14.4 billion or 20 per cent of NAMA’s assets.Senior figures including Minister Noonan, the NAMA chairman and CEO meeting with Cerberus the day before the bid closing date could have given the perception that Cerberus was benefiting from preferential treatment.The PAC also found that the continued involvement of Frank Cushnahan as a Member of the Northern Ireland Advisory Committee was a failure of corporate governance by NAMA.Furthermore, the Committee state in their report that “is firmly of the view that the sale of Project Eagle was not a well designed sales process” and the destruction of contemporaneous Nama Board notes “has undermined NAMA’s ability to explain and account satisfactorily to the Public Accounts Committee in relation to its decision making processes.”The full report can be viewed here. There’s still a lot happening for Michael Noonanlast_img read more