Image source, Image caption, The money was found in a bathroom in the government palace
Peruvian prosecutors found $ 20,000 (£ 15,000) hidden in a room bathroom inside the presidential palace.
Prosecutors raided the palace on Friday as part of an investigation into an influence peddling legations.
Bruno Pacheco, who resigned as president Pedro Castillo Friday's chief of staff told inquiriesOfficers that the money belonged to him, but denied any wrongdoing.
He said the stash was a combination of his savings and his salary.
Mr. Pacheco 's monthly salary amounts to 25,000 soles ($ 6,250; £ 4,600), an official document reveals.
According to the document, he did not explain to investigators why he kept such a large amount of dollars in his office bathroom.
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The raid was part of an investigation into allegations that Mr. Pacheco pressured the head of Peru's tax and customs agency to grant certain companies run by his friends more favorable terms.
Mr Pacheco denies the allegations.
He also insisted that his resignation was not linked to any wrongdoing but was aimed at protecting Mr Castillo, "for the president not be touched by this smear campaign ".
" I go with my head held high and with the certainty of proving my innocence, "he wrote in a statement.
President Castillo on Tuesday appointed a new chief of staff to replace Mr Pacheco.
Mr Castillo, a crappy former ft wing teacher, became president in July after narrowly beating right-wing rival Keiko Fujimori in thehe elections.
Mr. Castillo not only came under pressure from Ms Fujimori, whose party said last week it would support efforts to impeach the president, but also from some of her fellow teachers.
Tuesday, members of a teachers 'union marched through the capital, Lima, demanding a 6% increase in the education budget to cover teachers' higher salaries and pensions.