Peru’s ex-president arrives in Lima to face corruption charges

Peru's ex-president arrives in Lima to face corruption charges

Europe News Desk!! Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo has reached the capital Lima after being extradited from the US. He has to face corruption charges here. Toledo’s extradition is the result of six years of hard work by Peruvian judicial officials, Xinhua news agency reported. Toledo is accused of allegedly receiving at least $20 million in bribes from Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction company, to build a highway linking Peru and Brazil. The offense is punishable by a prison term of not more than 20 years. Toledo, 77, who ruled Peru from 2001 to 2006, arrived in Lima on Sunday. Upon arrival in Lima, Toledo, wanted since 2017, was taken to the Peruvian Police Aviation Directorate for immigration processing and medical examination. He will be under house arrest for 18 months during the investigation. Toledo was first arrested in 2019 in California. Then he was granted bail in 2020. Last week, the former president’s lawyers tried hard to block his extradition but failed.


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