The dispute over television rights is far from over. After the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) asked the judiciary for small adjustments to the precautionary measure, Alianza Lima, University of Sport and Science of Cusco They criminally convicted Judge Juan Gustavo Varillas Solano, who issued this surprising resolution in favor of the highest authority in Peruvian football, preventing all teams from televising their games.
The document reads that the speed and impartiality with which the judge questioned decided during the course of the investigation not only affects the associations mentioned, but runs counter to the functions and guarantees that must be fulfilled in a process that affects these latter point as “an indication of an improper preference.”
They also point out in the complaint that “there is an obvious bias towards the interests of Agustín Lozano, which would lead us to conclude that both characters had an unlawful agreement on preferential treatment, i.e. an act of corruption, even taking into account the background. There is abuse of office by Juan Gustavo Varillas Solano (judge) and Juan Merino Bustamante (legal expert in charge of the file). Both have granted an absolutely disproportionate precautionary measure to the detriment of professional football clubs without adequately justifying the assumptions that a precautionary measure must have in order to be granted.
Finally, they point out that “as is generally known, the FPF has requested the modification of the precautionary measure that anyone wishing to broadcast football matches must first have the authorization of the FPF, given the clear and evident deficiency in the processing of the precautionary measure as well as the instrumentalization of the judiciary to do so, by operators bordering on acts of corruption, such as Juan Gustavo Varillas Solano (magistrate) and Juan Merino Bustamante (legal specialist) to access their requests, that is to say requesting a dissolution that would have previously been agreed under the table, damaging the clubs even more” (sic).