Peru's president faces constitutional complaint in Rolex case

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  • Tuesday, 28 May 2024

FILE PHOTO: Peru's President Dina Boluarte speaks during a press conference at the government palace after her statement to the prosecutor's office hearing on an investigation for the possession of expensive jewellery, including Rolex watches and a Cartier bracelet, in Lima, Peru April 5, 2024. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda/File Photo

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's attorney general's office on Monday presented a constitutional complaint against President Dina Boluarte in a case involving her use of luxury watches, which has become a national scandal.

The complaint, which accuses Boluarte of "passive bribery," was presented to Congress. Boluarte has already faced questioning and police raids over her use of several Rolex watches and other jewelry that seem at odds with her modest public salary.

The president has said the luxury goods were loaned to her by a local governor.

(Reporting by Marco Aquino; Editing by Anthony Esposito)

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