Dr. Ana Cecilia Magallanes Cortez: Prosecutor - Peru (Integrity Award)

Filed under - Whistleblowing

Received the Award on 15 November 2006

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Dr. Cortez is one of the most respected prosecutors in Peru, and has been the leading force in the prosecution of approximately 1,500 members of the criminal organisation headed by Vladimiro Montesinos, the primary collaborator of former president Alberto Fujimori. Her work against corruption led to the arrest of the highest profile figures in organised crime, including Fujimori himself, his primary accomplice, 14 generals from the armed forces and police, the former president of congress, the former federal public prosecutor (her boss), supreme court justices, judges and prosecutors at various levels along with media magnates, among others.

Her efforts also helped initiate the recovery of more than US$250 million stolen by the corrupt network. In an area plagued by mediocre, corrupt and fearful judicial workers, Dr. Magallanes Cortez is a source of inspiration for a new generation of judges and prosecutors.

Country / Territory - Peru   
Region - Americas   
Language(s) - English   
Topic - Judiciary   |   Politics and government   |   Whistleblowing   
Tags - Video   |   Alberto Fujimori   |   Judges   |   Dr. Ana Cecilia Magallanes Cortez   |   Vladimiro Montesinos   |   Prosecutor   

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